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Writing Contest for Students

Oklahoma 1st Amendment CongressOklahoma high school and undergraduate college students are invited to enter the 2008 First Amendment Congress Essay Contest, sponsored by Freedom of Information Oklahoma.

It’s an election year, so the 2008 essay theme is “Vote for Freedom”:

Discuss how exercising your right to vote protects your First Amendment rights. Approach your essay from the standpoint of any or all of the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. Students are encouraged to do factual research on the topic, but to write creatively and personally, rather than write a report. Entries should be about 500 words, typed double-space.

Entries must be received by 5:00 pm, October 10.

E-mail, mail or fax to:
Linda Lynn
The Oklahoman
P.O. Box 25125
Oklahoma City OK 73125
Fax: 405-475-3971, Attn: Linda Lynn
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Your entry must include:
• Your name
• Name of your school
• Your mailing address
• Contact phone number
• Your e-mail address, if you have one

The contest is divided between high school students and under- graduate college students. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place winners in each category. First prize is $300, second place will receive $200, and third place will win $100.
Essay winners will be recognized and receive their prizes during the Tenth Annual First Amendment Congress October 22 and 23. For more information about the contest, contact Linda Lynn at (405) 475-3676.

Oklahoma’s Tenth Annual First Amendment Congress will be held October 22 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and October 23 at The Oklahoman building in Oklahoma City
For more information, contact:
FOI Oklahoma, Inc.
P.O. Box 2408 • Edmond, OK 73083
Phone: 405-341-3169 • Fax: 405-341-3173
Kay Bickham, Executive Director • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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