WJZ’s 2022 Black History Contest is underway.
The annual contest invites Maryland students in grades 9 through 12 to write an original 500-word essay based on the prompts provided to them.
The entry period lasts from January 1 to January 25, 2022.
This year, participants were asked to choose a quote from the three sentences listed below and explain in detail what it means to them:
- “Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.” – Maya Angelou
- “The tragedy of life lies not in failure but in complacency. You don’t do too much, you do too little. Not at a standard of living above your means, but below your means. It is not failure, but setting goals too low, that is life’s greatest tragedy.” – Benjamin E. Mays
- “Have a long view. Be demanding. ” – Colin Powell
All entries must be received by January 25, 2022, at 11:59 p.m
The 20 semi-finalists will then be invited to record their original speech reading on video, which will be sent to WJZ.
Below are the awards the winning students will receive:
- First place: $700 from WJZ, $2,000 scholarship gift card from Toyota Financial Services;
- Second place: $400 from WJZ, $1,000 scholarship gift card from Toyota Financial Services;
- Third place: $200 from WJZ, $500 scholarship gift card from Toyota Financial Services.
Have any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/01/12/wjzs-black-history-oratory-competition-2022/ WJZ Black History Speech Contest 2022 – CBS Baltimore