Columbus Day Holiday Contest

COLUMBUS DAY VOYAGE MAP, POEM AND ESSAY CONTEST

The Fair Lawn Holiday Celebrations Committee in cooperation with the Cosmos Club, the Knights of Columbus and the Fair Lawn Recreation Department announces the Columbus Day Contest for all children grades K through 8.

Contest Rules

1. Contestants can submit a creative map pertaining to Christopher Columbus’s voyage to the New World. This includes the three ships used for the voyage, tools like a spyglass telescope or attire worn by explorers. You can use all sorts of imaginative materials (crafts, paint, poster board, play-doh, photographs, etc.) to create your Columbus Day project.

2. Contestants can also submit an original poem or essay that references Christopher Columbus’s voyage to the New World. Essays should be not exceed 500 words.

3. Projects, poems and essays can be submitted in-person at the Fair Lawn Recreation Department located at 10-10 20th Street between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. by Thursday, October 6. Additionally, poems and essays can be submitted via emailed to rlado@fairlawn.org. Contestants should include their name, address, phone number, school, and grade. All projects, poems and essays become the property of the Holiday Celebrations Committee, but may be claimed immediately by the contestants following the conclusion of the contest on Tuesday, October 11.

4. Winners will be notified by telephone on Friday, October 7. All winners will be invited to a short program on Monday, October 10 at the Knight of Columbus, 16-16 Maple Avenue, where they will receive their prize. Program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

5. For further information, call the Fair Lawn Recreation Department at (201) 796-6746 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday (Recreation Department will be closed on October 10 for Columbus Day).                 

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