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Education Committee
The World Igbo Congress, Inc.

P. O. Box 3295, Princeton, New Jersey 08543
Telephone: (609) 851-9484
E-mail:Odoziobodo@winning.com

PREAMBLE:

The Education Committee of the World Igbo Congress is delighted to announce a call for entries in a new contest aimed at a scientific documentation of Igbo history. This contest is made possible by a commitment from the U.S.-based Osondu Foundation, headed by Dr. Okenwa Nwosu.

THE TOPIC:

Using archeological and other scientific facts, write an essay on the history of Ndi Igbo and how that history fits in the mosaic of African history. Essays will be judged on use of scientific evidence and proper identification of the sources of such evidence, interpretation of evidence and soundness of conclusions reached, creative and appropriate use of language in the presentation, and organization of the essay. The contest is open to everyone, anywhere in the world. Entries may be submitted in Igbo or English language.


THE GUIDELINES:

1. Essays must be double spaced, and 2000 words or less, not Including the title page, illustrations and reference page/s. The essay being submitted must not have been presented or published by the writer in any medium before this contest.

2. Title page should have the title of the essay, the name,address, telephone numbers, and e-mail address of the writer. Feel free to choose a different title for your essay provided the subject of the essay is the same as in the topic above.

3. The other pages of the essay should not have the name of the writer, but may carry the title of the essay.

4. Send five (5) copies of the essay to WIC Education Committee, P. O. Box 3295, Princeton, New Jersey 08543.

Each writer by entering the contest warrants that he or she is the original author of the essay and that his or her entry in no way violates the copyrights or any propriety rights of anyone or any entity. The writer further agrees to hold WIC and Osondu Foundation harmless in the event that there is a claim of propriety rights violation.


THE DEADLINE:

All entries must REACH us no later than Friday, August 13, 2004. All materials submitted to WIC become the property of WIC, and may not be returned, except if the sender sends a stamped (paid), self-addressed envelop.


THE PRIZE:

The winner will receive $500 and a plaque from the World Igbo Congress, to be presented at the New Jersey Convention of WIC. The wining essay will be published in a future issue of Igbo World, the official newsmagazine of WIC. There is a chance that the winner will be commissioned by both Osondu Foundation and the World Igbo Congress to develop his or her essay into a full book.

 

All questions and inquiries should be directed to:

Ugorji Okechukwu Ugorji, Ed.D.
Chairman, Education Committee
The World Igbo Congress, Inc.
P. O. Box 3295, Princeton, New Jersey 08543

Telephone: (609) 851-9484
E-mail: Odoziobodo@winning.com

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