Florida Earth Kinship Essay Contest

HEY KIDS,
GET YOUR NAME PUBLISHED IN PRINT, ONLINE AND ON THE FOLIO WEEKLY APP. MAKE A NAME FOR YOURSELF AND SAVE THE PLANET!

Attention all Florida 7 - 12th grade students!

We are asking for your fresh perspectives, active input and new ideas for saving our environment, preventing global warming, preserving our precious flora and fauna, and encouraging EARTH KINSHIP among your peers. You are the future! Let us hear from you!

The contest rules are simple.

The EARTH KINSHIP Essay will be announced in Folio Weekly Magazine on September 25th An original essay of 700 to 1000 words, submitted to the Stetson Kennedy Foundation website link by September 18th, 2019 with notification to the first prize winner on September 27th. The prize winning essay will be published (with headshot of the author) in Folio Weekly Magazine's October 2nd edition, followed by recognition of the essay winner and family at Stetson Kennedy’s 103rd birthday party at 2 p.m. on October 5th, 2019 at his homeplace of Beluthahatchee (now a St. Johns County and Florida Heritage Park, and nationally recognized literary landmark).

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Submission Rules

Email us to submit your essay. Your essay must be between 700 to 1000 words, via email with your name, address, phone number, email, high school and grade in the upper right hand corner, Email us.

By September 18th. First prize will be publication in Folio Weekly Magazine on October 2nd 2019 in celebration of Stetson Kennedy’s 103rd birthday – and an invitation to Stetson Kennedy’s Birthday Celebration at Beluthahatchee on October 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.


The late Stetson Kennedy considered our personal relationship to our environment (Earth kinship) essential to the survival of humanity. Born in 1916, Kennedy grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, always close to nature’s beautiful bounty in the wooded areas, beaches, skies and waters of our land and determined to actively encourage stewardship of our precious natural resources. Stetson died in 2011, and his legacy lives on in the work of the Stetson Kennedy Foundation. In celebration of Stetson’s love of our earthly home and his tenacious battle to preserve it for all, the Stetson Kennedy Foundation has partnered with Folio Weekly Magazine on the occasion of his 103rd birthday to sponsor this EARTH KINSHIP Essay Contest for high school students.


Questions?

Email Susan D. Brandenburg at susanscribe@comcast.net or call 904-543-0730.

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