Civics for Citizenship Essay Competition

THE COMPETITION

The Rotary Club of Hobart has established a “Civics for Citizenship” essay competition to encourage civic literacy amongst Tasmania’s school children.

This competition seeks to promote interest in, and participation in the civic culture of Tasmania through a debate on the foundation principles of citizen engagement with our democracy.  

The Rotary Club of Hobart believes it is important to encourage the next generation of leadership to reflect on where their democratic values came from in order to appreciate the need to use them and preserve them

The Rotary Club particularly embraces the concept of an essay competition as this connects well to the Club’s special community service theme of literacy.

Literacy has been a hidden problem in Tasmania for too long.  The Rotary Club adopted the theme to contribute to solving the problem through a series of projects over three years.   It is hoped that the Civics for Citizenship Prize will inspire students to express creatively their interest in Tasmania’s law, history, politics or just a love of writing. 

THE THEME

The theme for the 1,000-word essay competition is "Is Social Media a Threat to Democracy?" 

ENTRY DETAILS:

The final date for submission will be 29th September 2017.  Participating schools can submit up to two essays per school.   The competition is open to years 7 and 8 in for all Tasmanian the schools.  Entry Forms are attached at the bottom of this page.

PRIZES:

There are three prizes for the competition.  The first prize has a value of $500; second prize $300 and third prize $100.

ENTRY FORMS:

The entry forms and related details are attached below.

FURTHER INFORMATION AND CONTACTS are given in the Information Sheet and entry form attached.


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Tim McDougall,
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Tim McDougall,
14 Aug 2017, 20:41
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Tim McDougall,
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