RE: [FSP] Essay contest idea
- 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 :)
From: Mary Lou Seymour [mailto:libertymls@...]
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 3:10 PM
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.)
I'd suggest 2 categories
0-13 and 14-18.
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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