Oran M. Roberts
United Daughters of the Confederacy®
Houston, Harris County, Texas
15 October 2009
Students - 7th & 8th Grades:
1. Length: 300 to 400 Words
2. Topics - "Francis R. Lubbock: In Support of hte Confederacy" or "The Role of Southern Women During the War Between the States."
3. Title Page: Title of Paper, "false" Name, Grade, Date
Please place real name, address and telephone number on a separate page inside of a sealed envelope with "false name" and title of essay on the outside of envelope. This allows “blind” judging so that there is no question of the name of the authors.
4. Body: Typing is preferred, but not required, double-spaced, pages numbered, footnotes and a Bibliography at the end.
5. Essays will be judged on interest, historical accuracy and research. Grammar, spelling and legibility (if hand-written essays) will be considered.
6. The term “War Between the States” is preferred to “Civil War.”
7. Prizes are awarded for 1st Place ($25), 2nd Place ($20) and 3rd Place ($15).
Mail Entries by February 1, 2010 to:L. K. Shuffield
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