Curtiss Explorers Essay Contest

January 1, 2019

March 5, 2019

12:00 am To 5:00 pm

500 Deer Run, Miami Spring, FL 33166

Free

Event Description

CURTISS EXPLORERS ESSAY CONTEST 

Submission Page and Full Guidelines at www.curtissmansion.com/explorers 

 

What is the Curtiss Explorers Club? 

The Curtiss Explorers Club is a research program that offers kids the opportunity to make unique and fun historical discoveries while learning how to be research experts.  Students search for a forgotten person or animal in history that has made a positive impact on their community, our nation or the world. 

 

Who can be a Curtiss Explorer? 

Students in middle school, or age 1113, and live in Miami-Dade County?

 

Contest Guidelines: 

To enter, submit your 300-500 word essay with a thesis statement and at least three bibliographic citations atcurtissmansion.com/explorers by March 5, 2019. Although the Miami-Dade Library System is not an official sponsor, we urge students to use their local Library for research!Finalists will be chosen and invited to present their work* at the Curtiss Mansion in Miami Springs on April 25. The awards ceremony will take place on May 21 at the Curtiss Mansion. 

 

*Each of the finalists has up to 10 minutes to present their work on April 25 and may use visual aids such as images or a display board in order to support their work. A projector and laptop will be provided. 

 

The finalists will be asked to come to the award ceremony on May 21st which is also Glenn Curtiss’ Birthday!  Winners will be announced at that time.  Family will be invited for the ceremony and light refreshments will be provided. 

 

Employees of the Curtiss Mansion, contest judges, mentors and immediate family members of any such persons are not eligible to participate.

 

Important Dates:  

March 5th – Essay Submission Deadline 

April 25th – Finalists Presentations 

May 21st – Awards Ceremony 

 

Contest Prizes:  

1st Place: Laptop 

2nd Place: iPad Mini 

3rd Place: Bluetooth Speaker

To submit your essay visit www.curtissmansion.com/explorers

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