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October 28, 2005

RELEASE: Gallaudet Announces Contest Theme

From: Gallaudet - Oct 28, 2005

For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Flanigan
Telephone: 202-651-5340 (Voice/TTY)

Gallaudet Announces Theme for 2006 Essay and Art Contests for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Gallaudet University and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center have announced the theme for this year's Gallaudet National Essay and Art Contests for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.

Students will write or draw a response to the question: "What will I be doing when I'm 30 years old? How am I preparing for it today?"

"We hope that in asking students to respond to this question, we encourage them to think about their life goals and how to prepare for them," said Timothy Worthylake, co-coordinator of the contests. "We want them to think about their special talents and interests and how they can prepare for the world of work."

Essay place winners will receive scholarship money for the college or postsecondary training of their choice ($1,000 first place, $500 second place, $300 third place, $100 two honorable mentions). All scholarship awards will be DOUBLED for winners who choose to attend Gallaudet University. The art contest winners will receive $500 for first place, $100 for second place, and $75 for third place.

Winning essay and art contest entries will be published in a printed showcase of work for deaf and hard of hearing students. All art contest entries will be published in an on-line art gallery. Viewers will be able to vote for their favorite works of art. The winning works of art will also be exhibited at Gallaudet.

Deadline for entry is February 10, 2006. All art entries and essay entries that are submitted in a Microsoft Word file will be displayed in a gallery on the Web.

For more information, including contest rules, visit the contest website at: