The Atlantic Institute of Jacksonville proudly presents the Humans of Jacksonville Collegiate Essay Contest, open to college students enrolled at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, Edward Waters College, and Florida State College of Jacksonville. The contest winner will be awarded a $600 cash prize
Students are invited to submit an essay celebrating an individual who: (1) Resides or works in Jacksonville (or Duval county); (2) Is of distinguished courage, character, and/or ability; AND (3) Who had a powerful, positive, and transformational impact on the student’s life during her or his college or high school years.
FIVE Finalists and their heroines/heroes will be recognized, the contest winner announced, and the $600 cash prize awarded at the Atlantic Peace & Dialogue Awards Dinner on February 9, 2016 at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.
Application Submission DEADLINE: December 18, 2015
(Please keep essays to approximately 500 words):
Why are you nominating this heroine/hero? How has your heroine/hero influenced you in a positive way during your college or high school years? What do you know about your heroine/hero’s religious, spiritual, or non-religious identity? What impact do you think that identity might have on her/his courage, values and/or character? What might your life have been like if this heroine/hero had not provided that positive influence? What would you like your heroine/hero to know about the impact she/he has had on your life?
Please email your completed application, at least one (maximum of three) photo/s of your heroine/hero, and your 500 word essay (saved in a Microsoft Word compatible format), by the SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 18, 2015 to Matt Hartley, Project Director: HOJESSAYCONTEST@GMAIL.COM