East Villagers Service Scholar Essay and Art Contest 2011

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East Villagers Service Scholar Essay and Art Contest 2011
This is the second year the East Villagers Non-Profit Community is offering a chance for young service scholars within the local community to express their passion for community service through essay writing and art.  Our goal is to promote a spirit of volunteerism among the younger generation around the world.  Winners from Northern California will be invited to read their essays at the annual Service Scholar Award Celebration hosted by the Ping & Amy Chao Family Foundation.  Students must complete 5 hours of community service and fill out the Service Requirement Form to provide proof.  All students enrolled in schools Kindergarten through High School in the United States and Canada are eligible to apply.
Choose one of the following prompts to write an essay:
Prompt 1: Please share a volunteer experience and its impact on your life.
Prompt 2: Why is community service important in your life?
Prompt 3: Share about an experience when someone helped you and how it impacted your life.
Artwork Category: Fine Art, Digital Art, Photography, or Video
This should be an inspirational artwork on why more students should do community service or captures the inspirational moment of someone lending a hand without asking for something in return. Videos: Check the contest entry form, scroll over the Youtube video submission blank to read more instructions.
Community Service Requirement: All applicants must complete 5 hours of community service and show proof of service to quality for the contest. Click here to download, fill out, and scan the Community Service Requirement Form.
Contest Deadline: Monday, May 2, 2011, 5:00pm P.S.T.
High School (1000 – 1500 words)
Middle School (500 – 750 words)
KG – Grade 5 (300-500 words)
Artwork – Upload on Youtube Video (3-5 min), Artwork (Upload Scan of Fine Art), Upload Digital Art, Photography (Set of 3 Photos, Upload Below); Please also mail in all paper versions of fine art max 11×16, video dvd/cd, and photography 8×10. Address: 800 High St. Suite #408, Palo Alto, CA 94301
*Naming all DOC, PDF, JPG, PNG (ie. LastName_FirstName.doc)
Awards
High School (9-12th Grade)
1st Place $500, 2nd Place $350, 3rd Place $150
Middle School (6-8th Grade)
1st Place $300, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place $75
Elementary School (KG – 5th Grade)
1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75, 3rd Place $50
Art Category (KG – 12th Grade)
1st Place $300, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place $75
*You may do two submissions.
Submission Instructions
1. Essay entries must be posted as a blog entry on www.eastvillagers.org.  Click the sign up button at the top to register. Invite Code: YYmHnh8i
2. Fill out this Contest Entry Online Form. Service Requirement Form should be signed and scanned (pdf or jpg) and uploaded in the entry form online.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is this open to only Northern California students? No, this is open to all students enrolled in K-12 throughout the United States and Canada.
2. How do I post a blog entry? Click Create a Blog Entry at the top.
3. Why are there funny codes on my blog entry? First paste your word document into notepad, and then paste it into the blog editor to clear word formatting.
4. I am confused about the instructions, what am I supposed to do? Everything is online, Two simple steps: a) Fill out the Contest Entry Form below. b) Post your essay or artwork as a blog entry on the EV Community
Please email eastvillagers@gmail.com or call (650) 924-1104 if you have any questions. Email preferred.
This Contest is Sponsored by the Ping & Amy Chao Family Foundation to Promote a Spirit of Volunteerism Among the Younger Generation.
Fill out the online contest entry form today: www.servicescholar.com

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