2nd Annual "Embracing Tolerance" Essay Contest
Houston Teens Eligible to Win Cash Prizes Through Rice University's Boniuk Center's 2nd Annual "Embracing Tolerance" Essay Contest
The essay contest will focus on engaging teens in promoting religious tolerance in their communities
The annual essay contest is open to all students enrolled in grades 9-12, whether attending a local high school or home-schooled. Essays should be between 350 and 650 words and must be original works composed independently by the author alone. The winners will receive cash awards and share brief excerpts from their essays at the awards ceremony on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012.
The application deadline is on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Hard copies of the essays may be mailed or hand-delivered to the Boniuk Center office.
The Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University is now accepting applications for the 2nd annual Embracing Tolerance Essay Contest. The contest is geared toward high school students and its purpose is to encourage dialogue about religious tolerance, as it relates to their peers and their community. Winners will receive cash prizes of $500 for first place; $300 for runner-up; & $200 for third place.
About The Boniuk Center
Through innovative educational outreach to students and adults alike, The Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice offers a range of distinctive signature programs promoting religious tolerance. Programs like the Sacred Sites Quest (SSQ) and Embracing Tolerance Essay Contest for high school students help to build bridges of religious literacy, mutual understanding and interfaith collaboration between members of different faith traditions and spiritual or secular communities. The Boniuk Center seeks to leverage learning and constructive dialogue into positive social action, engaging all its partners and program participants in various ways.
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