Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Essay Contest


Does writing about natural resources and the environment excite you? Does the prospect of winning a prize for your writing excite you even more? Then consider joining the Charles Lathrop Pack Foundation Essay Contest! The Pack Essay Contest is open to Natural Resource students and any undergraduate student who has enrolled in a Natural Resources course during the Fall 2007/Spring 2008 academic year. Total prize money available is $930, which will be distributed among the top winners.

The purpose of the contest, as expressed by the donor, is "to encourage young professionals to write articles that will arouse in the public an interest in natural resource management and an appreciation of what resource management means to the nation." Essays should be in a style that would be suitable for publication in a lay readership journal or magazine. The essay should not exceed 2,500 words in length. It should be double-spaced, and printed on 8 2 x 11" paper, single-sided, and stapled. The first page should include a title, student's major, advisor's name, and an assumed name for the author, to preserve anonymity during the review process. If you aren't a Natural Resources major, indicate which Natural Resources courses you have enrolled in this academic year. The real name of the author and the author's e-mail address should be enclosed in a sealed envelope labeled with the assumed name. You must submit a hard-copy entry. Only one submission per person is allowed.

All entries (essay and name envelope in the format as outlined above) should be submitted no later than 3:00 PM, Wednesday, April 30th, 2008, to Marian Hovencamp, NTRES Undergraduate Program, 12 Fernow Hall. The essays will be judged by a committee. The competition is open to any undergraduate who has enrolled in a Natural Resources course during the 2007-2008 academic year, and to all undergraduate students in the field of Natural Resources.

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