Radio City Music Hall, with the cooperation of the Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services, will once again sponsor our annual Christmas essay contest.  Note, this year the topic is “My Favorite Christmas Moment.  The contest officially opens on Monday, September 23rd.   Between October 18th and October 25th, the first round of judging should take place at  your school.  The top three essays from your school should arrive at the Office of the Superintendent no later than October 28th, 2013, to be entered into the final round of judging.  The winners will be notified by November 7th, 2013.

Posters should have already arrived in your building.

All entries must be accompanied by a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian in order to be placed into the final round of the competition at the Office of the Superintendent.  

You are encouraged to  designate someone in your school to coordinate the contest.  It is imperative that the rules be followed.  Essays that do not follow the rules will not be entered into the final round of judging.  Last year, dozens of essays were disqualified before the final round of judging because attention was not given to the margins, font size, length etc. Please note that each essay must contain a title page that includes the theme of the contest, student name, school, school address, homeroom teachers name and student’s grade.  Please make sure that all the rules and guidelines are followed – exactly as they are stipulated.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Cathy Kenny.

The Contest Cover Sheet should be put in an envelop and mailed to the Office of the Superintendent along with the finalist’s essays – the three best from your school.  The cover sheet should act as a checklist to make sure that all essays meet the qualifications to be entered into the final round of judging.  The cover sheet also provides a space for you to enter the total number of essays that were judged in Round 1 at your school.  Please do not forget to record the total number of essays submitted in your school.

 

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1-Grand Prize:

–  Four Orchestra Seats for the winner and 3 guests to the performance of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on November 20, 2013 at 2 PM.

–  Private tour of Radio City Music Hall for the grant prize winner and his/her guests- time to be determined.

The Grand Prize winners school will receive up to a maximum of 40 tickets for the Grand Prize winner’s homeroom class including teachers and chaperones for the designated performance.

5-First Place Runner-up Prizes:

– A set of 4 tickets for each Runner-up and 3 of  his/her guests to the November 20, 2013 performance at 2 PM.

– A tour of Radio City Music Hall for each runner-up and his/her guests – time to be determined.

Please note, transportation is not included in the prize package.

Please encourage your students to enter!  IF you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Mr. Anthony Biscione

Senior Deputy Superintendent of Schools