2010 Native Women & Youth in Ag Annual Writing Competition
Sponsored By: USDA Risk Management, USDA Office of the Secretary-Tribal Relations, Intertribal Agriculture Council and President Richard Bowers- Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.
ESSAY TOPIC: "Do Your Reservation Farmers & Ranchers Feed You?"
(What food items are grown/produced on your reservation? Are those items sold on your reservation? What are the advantages & disadvantages of buying food locally?)
Who Is Eligible? Young Native American Women & Men who will be entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2010. Graduates of May-August 2010 are also eligible to enter. Must be a member of a Federally Recognized Tribe.
Winners & Prizes: Three (3) finalists will be announced the second week of November 2010 & provided an all-expense paid trip (including one (1) chaperone) to the 2010 Intertribal Agriculture Council & Indian Nations Conservation Alliance annual meeting in Las Vegas, NV December 6-10, 2010. Finalists will be awarded several other special prizes presented at the Awards Luncheon & will serve as Ag Ambassadors in 2010/2011. Each finalist is required to read a short introduction and an abstract of their essay at the Awards Luncheon.
3-6 pages in length
3-5 sentences about yourself
2009 Essay Finalists posing with 4-time NFR qualifier, Joey Bell Jr., World Champion Bullfighter, Rob Smets, 2008 & 2009 INFR Announcer of the year, Ray Champ & 6-time INFR World Champion Saddle Bonc Rider, Marty Hebb at the Awards Luncheon photo op.
Quality of Sources
Quality of Grammar
Spelling & Punctuation
Organization of information
Length of entry
Documentation of Sources (3-5 sources required)
Appropriate information for the topic: solution driven (researched criteria) NOT issue driven information
All entries MUST BE ACCOMPANIED by a separate sheet containing the student’s name, address, telephone number, email (if available), school attending & Tribal affiliation.
Send Essay Submission to:
Native Women & Youth in Ag Phone: 605.964.4342
c/o Vicki Hebb, Executive Director Note: all entries will be used in future
PO Box 217 publications & for PR purposes
Cherry Creek, SD 57622
Entries may be mailed (postmarked 11/05/2010) or emailed (re: NWYIA ESSAY CONTEST)