Attention High School Juniors & Seniors
Write an essay, short story, poem, play, movie script or
Novella about the African-American experience in the
maritime world for the chance to win a $1000 scholarship!
Eligibility: You must be a JUNIOR or SENIOR in good standing at one of the following high schools to qualify: East Lyme, Grasso Tech., Fisher's Island, Fitch, Griswold, Ledyard, Lyme-Old Lyme, Montville, New London, NFA, Norwich Regional Tech., St. Bernard's, Stonington, Williams School, Waterford, Wheeler.
Format: You may enter an original essay, short story, novella, play, movie script or poem based on the theme: the African-American experience in the maritime world. There are no restrictions on the length or scope of your piece, but all entries must be typed and include a complete list of all primary and secondary research sources. Additionally, each entry must be accompanied by a cover page, stating the student's name, address and telephone number, as well as the name of the high school he or she attends, and a brief abstract describing the intent/content of the piece.
Due Date: All entries must be received at the Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320, by 5:00 pm on Monday, February 28, 2011. If you mail your entry, it must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2011.
Awards: Following review by a panel of distinguished judges from the community, a scholarship of $1000 will be awarded for the most outstanding entry and a $500 savings bond for second place. The winners will be contacted directly, and will receive the awards at his or her high school awards night.
Contact: If you have any questions, please contact the Custom House Maritime Museum, 860-447-2501.
The Reid MacCluggage Maritime History Scholarship was established to foster an awareness of the experience of African-Americans in the context of maritime history.
It honors the commitment of Reid MacCluggage, the editor and publisher of The Day newspaper from 1984-2001, to the development of multicultural awareness and excellent writing skills in students.
SPONSORED BY NEW LONDON MARITIME SOCIETY, INC.