Embracing Tolerance HS Essay Contest
Why does religious tolerance matter? Why
is embracing and enacting it important to you and our community?
The Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice
University announces an essay contest promoting religious tolerance. All high
school students throughout greater Houston are invited to submit an essay
explaining how embracing religious tolerance is important. The authors of the
best essays will be recognized in a special ceremony at Rice at 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday, April 28th, 2011. They will also be awarded cash prizes
and have their entries published and more widely disseminated by the Boniuk
Center. The first place awards (for 9th-10th or 11th-12th
grade divisions) will be $500 each; the runners-up will earn $300; the
honorable mention essayists will receive $200 each.
Eligibility: any student enrolled in grades 9-12 in a
greater Houston high school (or homeschooled)
essay length: between 350 – 650 words
Each essay must be an original work composed independently
by the author alone.
Deadline for receipt of entries: 4:00 p.m. Friday,
February 25th, 2011
print and mail hard copies of essay entries to:
Tolerance Essay Contest
University, MS 350
Questions? Call the Boniuk Center office at 713-348-4536
or email email@example.com.
About the Center:
The Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance is dedicated to
nurturing tolerance among people of all and no faiths, especially youth, and to
studying the conditions in which tolerance and intolerance flourish.
This high school essay contest is part of our educational
outreach to Houston’s youth. We also offer other dynamic programs like our
Sacred Sites Quest for secondary school students.