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An Essay Contest: How Will the 2008 Elections Affect You?
August 18th, 2008

Gotham Gazette’s is pleased to invite submissions to our first ever Writing Contest. As election day approaches, we would like to know: How Will the 2008 Elections Affect You?

You could win $200 and see your work in Gotham Gazette.

To find out what this year’s elections mean to New Yorkers, Gotham Gazette presents its first essay contest. Tell us — in 500 words or less — how you think this year’s national, state or local elections will affect you or your community.

We are looking for discussion of issues and of policies — not endorsement or attacks on individual candidates. All work must be original.

Deadline for submissions is 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2008. During October, Gotham Gazette will publish the leading essays on our Web site.

Between October 27 and November 4, readers will be able to vote for their favorite essay. The winner will be announced on Election Day, November 4. The first-place winner will receive $200.

To submit an essay, send your submission via e-mail to elections08@gothamgazette.com.

The subject line of your email must read “Essay Contest” or your entry will be discarded. Along with your essay, please also include: Your name, phone number and e-mail address, where you live now, your hometown, and, if you are a student, the name of the school you attend.

No anonymous entries will be accepted. No submissions will be accepted after the deadline of October 8. We will not accept entries from Citizens Union or Citizens Union Foundation staff or their families.

By on August 18, 2008, 12:27 am
In category: Electoral Politics,Governing,nextNY | 2 Comments »

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2 Responses to “An Essay Contest: How Will the 2008 Elections Affect You?”

  1. Idikwu Says:
    September 1st, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Hi,
    I am writing from Nigeria. I am a graduate intern with an International NGO here in Nigeria, based in Wasingnton DC.

    I wished you could involve me as a volunteer or a freelance writer or reporter to your magazine. I have read through and used some of your articles as references in some of my essays and they were helpful. thank you

    S. Idikwu, NIgeria.

  2. Enoch Frair Says:
    November 10th, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Charactistics that cannot be faked: humility and sanctity.

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