NC 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest
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NC 4-H Essay Content Rules
- Eligibility: The contest is open to active 4-H Club members only. 4-H’ers who have previously placed first, second, or third at the national level are not eligible; but other state winners are eligible to re-enter.
- Requirements (failure to meet any one requirement disqualifies the essay)
- Write on the designated subject only.
- Essay must be typed on single-sided pages and formatted following standard manuscript format using double-spaced type and 12pt font in a legible face font.
- Youth in the 11-13 and 14-18 age category must have an essay length of 750 to 1000 words. Youth that are in the 8-10 age category, only need to write an essay that is between 400-500 words.
- Word count does not include sources, works cited or the writer’s biographical statement.
- All factual statements and interview references must be cited in a “sources” or “bibliography” list.
- On a separate page, please include a brief biographical statement of the writer including mailing address, email address and phone number.
- Scoring: Essays will be judged on (a) scope of research – 40%; (b) accuracy – 30%; (c) creativity – 10%; (d) conciseness – 10%; and (e) logical development of the topic – 10%.
- The scope of the research is an essential judging criterion, accounting for 40% of your score. The number of sources consulted, the authority of the sources, and the variety of the sources are all evaluated. Personal interviews with beekeepers and others familiar with the subject are valued sources of information and should be documented.
- Awards: NC 4-H youth will compete in the following age divisions; 1). 8-10 2). 11-13 and 3). 14-18. Youth awarded first in each category will receive $25 each. The overall winning essay from either 11-13 or 14-18 will be sent on to the national competition. Youth can only place first one time within an age category.
The winner of the North Carolina 4-H state Beekeeping Essay is forwarded to the national Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees to participate in their national essay contest.
- Each state may submit only one entry. North Carolina 4-H submits the state winning essay by May 1, 2023.
- Any 4-H Club member who placed first, second or third in previous years of the national competition is NOT eligible to win in 2023; however, state competition winners remain eligible to enter the national competition. Essays entered must encompass the designated topic only. There will be no exceptions.
- National winners will be announced by June 15, 2023.
- Decisions made by the trustees of the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees during national judging are final. All national competition entries become the property of the foundation and may be used as it sees fit. No essays will be returned.
- Three cash prizes will be awarded in the 2023 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition. The author of the highest-scoring essay will win first prize. The author of the second-highest scoring essay will win second prize. The author of the third-highest scoring essay will win third prize.
- First Prize: $750
- Second Prize: $500
- Third Prize: $250The three prize-winning essays will be published in ABF Quarterly, the magazine of the American Beekeeping Federation. All authors of essays submitted to the national competition will receive a relevant book on honey bees, beekeeping, or honey.
Written By Liz Driscoll, N.C. Cooperative Extension Liz Driscoll4-H Specialist Crop & Soil Sciences, Entomology & Plant Pathology, Horticulture Horticultural Science NC State Extension, NC State University
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