“Visit Armenia, It Is Beautiful” Announces Essay Contest

The “Visit Armenia, It Is Beautiful” project has organized an essay contest open to high school students. Participants should write an essay in Armenian or English about “Why they wish to visit Armenia.”

The deadline to register is February 15. The deadline to submit the essays is March 31, 2009.

A panel of educators, journalists and representatives from the “Visit Armenia, It Is Beautiful” (VAIIB) project, will make the selection. Three winners will be chosen and the essays will be published in an Armenian newspaper. All essays will become the property of VAIIB, and may be used and incorporated in the VAIIB website.

The first prize is $500.00, the second prize is $300.00 and the third prize is $200.00. The winners will also receive a year’s subscription to an Armenian daily and/or weekly publication.

A certificate of recognition will also be issued by Hon. Armen Liloyan Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles for the best essay.

To secure an unbiased selection of winners, participants’ identities will be kept confidential from the selection panel.

To participate, register by February 15, by sending an e-mail with your full name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, school name, and grade level to Ara@visitarmenia.org at which time you will be assigned a personal registration number that will be e-mailed to you. A parental consent form must also be completed and signed by a parent or guardian and mailed with your essay before the March 31st due date.

Your assigned registration number should be written on the top right corner of your essay and at the end of each page. Do not write your name, school name or any other identifying information on your essay other than your registration number. Your essays, along with the signed parental consent form, must be submitted by mail to P.O.Box 7011, Burbank, California 91510 or by e-mail to Ara@visitarmenia.org on or before the deadline of March 31. Any submission of an essay that does not comply with the requiremen’s outlined herein will not be considered.

Winners will be announced April 30. For details, application forms and questions, visit:
http://www.visitarmenia.org/html/promotional.html

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