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Armenian Genocide Commemoration Essay Contest for High School and College Students
Contact: April24TimesSquare@gmail.com
High School and College students are invited to participate in an essay contest to actively support the 95th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide that will be held in Times Square on Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 2-4 pm. The issue that will be addressed is: �As we commemorate the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, why is it critically important to achieve international recognition?"

Armenian Genocide Commemoration Essay Contest for High School

and College Students

Co-Sponsored by The Knights & Daughters of Vartan and

Facing History and Ourselves

WHAT

High School and College students are invited to participate in an essay contest to actively support�the 95th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide that will be held in Times Square on Sunday, April 25, 2010 from .Co-sponsors of the contest include the Knights & Daughters of Vartan, www.knightsofvartan.org, a U.S. fraternal organization of Armenian-Americans and Facing History and Ourselves, www.facinghistory.org, an international educational and professional development organization.

One winner and two runner-ups will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges.First place winner will receive $300, second place runner-up will receive $200 and third place runner-up will receive $100.The winners will also be recognized at the Armenian Genocide Commemoration at Times Square�on Sunday, April 25, 2010 and depending on time constraints, may read their essays.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

QUESTION TO ADDRESS IN ESSAY (800 words maximum, double-spaced 11 point Arial type: Please include student�s full name, age, teacher�s full name and subject area, name of high school or college, year in school, hometown/state, phone #, and email address at the top of each page of the essay.)

�As we commemorate the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, why is it critically important to achieve international recognition?"

PLEASE SUBMIT ESSAYS VIA EMAIL BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010 TO:
Taleen Babayan via email at�
April24TimesSquare@gmail.com

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

The three winners will be contacted directly and announced to the mainstream and Armenian media the week of Monday, April 12.

About the Armenian Genocide Commemoration IN Times Square

Founded in 1985 by New Jersey resident Sam Azadian who lost four siblings during the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian Genocide Commemoration at Times Square has honored the 1.5+ million Armenian lives lost during the horrific events of the 1915 Genocide of the Armenians by the Young Turk Government of the Ottoman Empire. This internationally-recognized annual event draws thousands of Armenians and non-Armenian participants to commemorate the solemn occasion.The event features speeches and tributes delivered by prominent political figures and civic leaders, officials of the Knights and Daughters of Vartan, representatives of major Armenian-American organization, distinguished scholars and educators as well as high-ranking Armenian and non-Armenian clergy.���������������������������������������������������

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