Maryland Colonial Society
21st Annual History Contest,
Contest Theme: "The Constant
Guardian...Maryland Firefighters and Police in Review"
Awards will be presented at ceremonies
on Monday, March 25, 2002 at the Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore. Winners
will be announced at that time, but winning students and classes will be
notified ahead of time.
Students may choose to research the
early beginnings of either Maryland fire or police protection. Within that
selection, they may write about a specific event (i.e. the Baltimore Fire
of 1904) or an individual prominent in the advancement of fire or police
organization. Also included is the choice to compile an overall view of
the history of either profession from its inception to the present.
Each student may enter either one written
essay or may develop web pages individually or may submit a class web project.
One entry per student, one entry per class.
Bibliographies and footnotes are required.
Written essays must be at least 1000
words and no longer than 1500 words.
Only one webpage entry per class.
Webpage entries must be submitted with
a paper copy with url address, if available.
High school contestants must be students
in Maryland schools in grades 9-12.
Entries must be received no later than
5, 2002. Send entries to:
The Maryland Colonial Society,
P.O. Box 16367
Baltimore, MD 21210
Winners will be announced on March
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 to contestants.
Please call Lois Jones on (410)
889 4488 with any questions.
Return to Colonial Essay Contest page
Copyright March 05, 2002 Maryland State Archives