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2014 Peace Essay Contest Deadline April 28

The annual Peace Essay contest sponsored by the Richmond Peace Education deadline for entries is April 28, 2014. The theme for this year’s contest is “International Heroes of Peace” The writing prompt asks students to think and write about Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela or another peacemaker they admire. They’re asked to write about what that person accomplished, the qualities that helped them succeed, and how might we follow their example in our own lives and in our community?

This year’s essay prompt, contest rules and entry form are available at

The contest is open to any elementary, middle, or high school student in Virginia. A top prize of $100 is awarded in each of four grade divisions: K-3, 4-5, middle, and high school. Additional cash prizes are also offered in each division.

Entry forms, along with contest rules and a conplete description of the writing prompt are available at, or by emailing [email protected]

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