Maryland Colonial Society
27th Annual Essay Contest,
Contest Theme: "Finding Maryland's Place in the World"
Write an illustrated essay on mapping in the state of Maryland
Some possible sources to explore:
- Maryland State Archives
- Maryland Historical Society
- Library of Congress
- The David Rumsey Collection
- Edward C. Papenfuse and Joseph M. Coale III. The Maryland State Archives Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland 1608-1908. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
- David A. Cobb and Robert W. Schoeberlein. Mapping Maryland: The Willard Hackerman Collection. (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1998).
Please call Emily Oland Squires on 410.260.6443 with any questions.
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- Each student may enter either a Powerpoint presentation, a web site, written essay, or a class may develop a presentation as a group project. One entry per student and one group entry per class allowed.
- Please note: Both printed and internet sources
must be used and bibliographies and footnotes are required for both web/multi-media presentations and written essays. Preference
will be given to essays citing primary source research.
- Written essays must be between 1000-1500
- Essays must be printed and sumbitted to the address below prior to the deadline.
- Powerpoint or web site entries must be submitted on CD
with a paper copy inclosed. Please include the URL address, if available.
- The contest is open to all students in Maryland
schools in grades 9-12.
- Entries must be received no later than
March 14, 2008. Send entries to:
Maryland Colonial Society Essay Contest
c/o Emily Oland Squires
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis MD 21401
- The winner will be announced on March
25, 2008, and awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Maryland Historical
Society in Baltimore. The winning student or classes will be notified ahead
- Entrants must include with their entry
- Home mailing address
- Grade and school
- Name of school principal
- The decisions of the judges will be
- All entries become the property of
the Maryland Colonial Society and will not be returned.