Hartford Court of Common Council is back with the December Sixth Essay/Visual Arts Award Competition. The December Sixth Project was done in 2018 by Hartford Public High School students who fostered a Capstone Project to celebrate the cancelation of slavery as a component of their task in Mr.Bobby Abate’s secondary school history class. Today, The December Sixth Project is a city-wide essay/visual arts contest for Grades 7-12 understudies. Funds granted come from Hartford City Council’s Civic Engagement Fund in a joint effort with different Hartford community partners. The December Sixth Committee, the City of Hartford Court of Common Councilors and Hartford Public Schools, is looking forward to helping encourage creativity among city youth and energize youthful understudies in literacy or visual arts to practice their unique, innovative flow regarding the matter of the 13th and it impacts on their community.
As for eligibility, The following contest is available to all students studying in grades 7-12 who are eligible to enter the contest. Students living in Hartford and going to any public, private, or any other school, in or outside of Hartford. Any understudy going to Hartford Public Schools can apply. The judges will review the submitted entries and judge them based on the creativity and originality of the content and the suitability concerning the questions asked. The winners of the scholarship will receive a $500 paid trip to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington DC. The application period for this scholarship will end on December 3, 2021.
Hartford Public Schools serves more than 17,500 PreK-12 understudies from Hartford and almost 70 encompassing towns. They are one of the most prominent state-funded school locales in Connecticut, with 39 schools, including 18 magnet schools. They believe in their excellent and skilled understudies, exclusive standards, comprehensiveness, cooperation, persistent improvement, and foundational responsibility.
Check out the table given below for more information
|Organization||Hartford Public Schools|
|Education Level||Grade 7-12|
|Number of Awards||Varies|
|Contest Deadline||November 3, 2021|
|Application Fees||Not required|
|Requirements||Essay, visual art|
Who is Eligible?
The eligibility requirements for the following scholarship contest is given below:
- Students studying in grades 7th-12th are eligible to apply.
- Students residing in Hartford and attending any public, private, charter, or magnet school in or outside of Hartford.
- Any student attending Hartford Public Schools
- Any student residing in Hartford who is homeschooled.
How to Apply?
To participate, the interested candidates will have to submit a one-page essay, poster, painting, photo, video, poem responding to the following questions:
- What does the passage of the 13th Amendment on December 6th, 1865 (the abolition of slavery) mean to you?
- If you could, how would you carry out a December Sixth Project in your community so that others could commemorate this date? How would you give back to your community to express and/or bring people together around the issue of the abolition of slavery in the United States?
- All entries must be submitted via email to DecemberSixthProject@gmail.com
- All written entries must be typed on standard size paper 8 ½” X11” (entries submitted on smaller or larger paper than the specified size will be eliminated. If emailing your essay- please save it as a Microsoft word document with your last name as the file name.
- Essays should not exceed 1,000 words.
- For photos, all entries must be 8”x10” at 300 DPI Resolution.
- For drawing, entries can begin at 8”½” X11.
- All entries must have complete information at the top of the paper: (student’s name, full home mailing address, school, teacher’s name, grade, and age).
- All entries must be the entrant’s original work. Entries that have won other contests or appeared in any print or online publications are not eligible.
The documents that need to be attached with your application form is as follows:
- Letter of Reference (the letter should consist of a contact number and/or email where the scholarship committee can reach you for any follow-up)
The judges will review the submitted entries and judge them based on the creativity and originality of the content and the suitability concerning the questions asked. The winners of the scholarship will receive $500 a paid trip to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.
The application period for this scholarship will end on December 3, 2021. The entries received after this date will not be accepted.