Grade 12 students welcome to enter essay contest

One of the valued roles newspapers have is to foster dialogue in their communities. In today’s rapidly evolving world of technology and communication, it is interesting to see how these changes affect society.

One of the valued roles newspapers have is to foster dialogue in their communities.

In today’s rapidly evolving world of technology and communication, it is interesting to see how these changes affect society.

In an effort to encourage youth to contribute their thoughts concerning various aspects of the role of newspapers, the Alberta Press Council offers an annual $2,000 scholarship for a graduating high school student going on to post-secondary studies.

This year’s topic involves something today’s young adults are passionate about – Facebook! We want to know their thoughts on: “Facing up to Facebook: How does the traditional newspaper survive?”

All Grade 12 students have to do is write an essay of 1,000 – 1,100 words – that’s $2 a word – and submit their entry postmarked no later then Feb. 28th.

If it is judged to be the most insightful, creative and coherent, the winning writer will receive a great award to help offset costs at their college, university or other institution in whatever field they choose to study.

In addition to the $2,000 award, the winning essay may be published in daily and weekly newspapers throughout Alberta as well as on our website and in our Annual Report.

What a great way for a young person to be recognized at the beginning of their post-secondary journey!

I encourage parents and teachers to alert students to this valuable scholarship opportunity, and to direct them to www.albertapresscouncil.ca for details.

David Forbes, Chairman

Scholarship Committee

Alberta Press Council

Medicine Hat