High school students responding to this year’s writing contest should write an essay of no more than 1,200 words that addresses the following prompt:
2014 Prompt–Images of Native America
Write an essay about one or more of the cultural images, symbols, or art forms that have been historically utilized by your community (American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian) to communicate a particular message or value or serve a specific purpose. The essay should:
Describe the image(s), symbol(s) or art forms (hereinafter, collectively, “image”);
Explain how the image was historically used by the community;
Reflect on your own experience (including your thoughts and feelings) with the image;
Suggest why or how the image is still relevant today.
See contest rules below for complete details and submission requirements. If this is your first essay contest experience, please click here for some Writing Tips.
The entry deadline is 11:59:59 pm ET on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.