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Antelope Valley's 2nd Annual Chess Essay Contest

For more information about this announcement contact Ms. Daa at [email protected].

The AV Chess House is partnering with Grace Resource Center to sponsor the 2nd Annual Chess Essay Contest open to any K-8 student who resides in Antelope Valley. There is no fee to enter the contest.

The title of the essay must be Chess is Valuable Because and the essay must discuss the benefits gained from learning and playing chess and should include a positive experience you’ve had through chess. Essays must be at least 200 words but no more than 500 words and will be judged in three categories: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8. View the contest flyer here.

The winner in each category will receive a Tournament Quality Chess Set. Second Place in each category will receive a Travel Chess Set. Winners will be announced May 14. The decision of the judges is final.

Send contest submissions to: Chess Essay Contest, 3710 Neola Way, Lancaster CA 93536. Entries must be received on or before Monday, May 7, 2012. Entries must be double spaced, either handwritten (no cursive) or typed. Entries must include a cover sheet with the following information: Entrant’s full name and address; Entrants age, grade, and school name; Parent/guardian’s name, phone number, and email address.

All submissions become the property of The AV Chess House. In the event no suitable entries are received in a category, The AV Chess House reserves the right to eliminate that category and award a second winner from one of the remaining categories.

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