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RE: [FSP] Essay contest idea

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  • Philip Denisch (MTD)
    Good idea. Publicity will be less of a problem with this kind of activity. Giving away money is rarely difficult to do. For Dex: Caesar si viveret, ad remum
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 24, 2002
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      Good idea. Publicity will be less of a problem with this kind of activity.
      Giving away money is rarely difficult to do.

      For Dex: Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris (Although I'd probably be right
      next to you :)



      -----Original Message-----
      From: Mary Lou Seymour [mailto:libertymls@...]
      Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 3:10 PM
      To: freestateproject@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [FSP] Essay contest idea



      A week or so ago, in the midst of the "list" uproar, I mentioned the
      possibility of FSP holding an essay contest for kids, subject something
      like "Why I want my parents to move to a Free State".

      Before I totally forget about it, let me add a few details for thought...

      I have been a judge for the Liberty Round Table annual essay contest for
      several years. How we do it is, people volunteer to be judges by
      "pledging" a certain amount of $$. The judges are then sent the essays
      (in 4 different age categories, 0-13, 14-16, 17-18 and 18-21) and we pick
      winners (4 prizes each category.) The winners are announced and the
      "contest meister" tells each Judge who to send $$ to. (For example, if a
      Judge pledges $20, he can be directed to send $5 each to 4 honorable
      mentions, or 1 4th place winner.) The LRT contest has BIG prizes (top
      prize is $1000) I dont think we need to try to emulate that... but the idea
      is that no $$ has to be collected and kept in a central treasury etc.)

      Suggestions:
      I'd suggest 2 categories
      0-13 and 14-18.
      Prizes:
      1st $100
      2nd $50
      3rd $25
      4th: FSP T-shirt (or somesuch)

      Total would be $350. I'd guess we can get enough FSPers to come up
      with that much... and this would be well worth it in PR value.

      Thoughts? Finance/pub committee?


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