2014 Student Essay Contest

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the organizers of the Portland Flower Show are asking kids to create a fairy tale set in a garden or forest, for the Portland Flower Show’s eighth   annual student essay contest. For a contest application and rules, contact the UMaine Extension office in Cumberland County by phone at 800.287.1471 or by e-mail at amy.witt@maine.edu. Applications can also be downloaded from the Portland Flower Show website http://portlandcompany.com/flower/ or the Cumberland County Extension website http://umaine.edu/cumberland/. The deadline for submitting entries is Wednesday, February 12.

Maine residents aged 6–18 are invited to participate in this contest. Three prizes ($50, $30 and $20) will be awarded in each of the three age categories (6–9, 10–13 and 14–18). Essays will be judged on criteria such as creativity, focus, and passion for the topic. The winning essays will be announced at the show’s opening night preview on Wednesday, March 5, and selected essays will be posted for public viewing for the duration of the show. The Portland Flower Show runs from March 6 to 9, 2014 at the Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore Street, Portland.

For more information call 207.781.6099.

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension: 

As a trusted resource for almost 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land  and sea  grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county.

UMaine Extension  helps support, sustain  and grow the food-based economy.  It is  the  only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System,  where  policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the  most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.