NPG Written Advertisement Scholarship Contest

NPG, a national membership organization devoted to population issues, invites students to compete in our Written Advertisement Scholarship Contest. Create a written advertisement appropriate for a magazine or newspaper. Ads must be at least 100 words but not more than 200 words. Your ad should persuade the general public to support programs that are designed to slow, halt, and eventually reverse U.S. population growth. The ad should be text only, original and entirely the student's work. The key issue to be addressed in your ad is U.S. population size and growth, which may include topics such as fertility and immigration rates - the two factors which most influence our nation's overall population numbers. You may also address the negative consequences of U.S. overpopulation, such as environmental damage, natural resource depletion, deterioration of infrastructure, economic strain, and so forth. Ad submissions should not include pictures. You may suggest a picture you think would complement your ad; however, the ad will be judged on text only. At the completion of the contest, submissions may be used by NPG for advertising purposes.Eligibility:-Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident-Applicant must be a senior in high school or a college freshman, sophomore, or junior enrolled in an official undergraduate program of study for the fall semester. Applicant must be 14 years old or older.-Applicant must be currently enrolled in or attending an accredited school in the United States, or operated overseas by the U.S. government, for the fall semester-To be considered, the submission must be complete and include the entrant's name, address, email, and telephone number-The advertisement should be between 100-200 words, in 12-14 pt. font, printed, single-sided pages of 8.5 x 11-inch white paper. Title and works cited are not required, and are not to be included in word count. Finalists will need to supply MS Word or Plain Text (.txt) file document of their advertisement-Applicant must sign and date the Application Form. (A parent or guardian signature is also required for all applicants under 18)-Relatives of employees or directors of NPG are not eligible-Submissions postmarked prior to due date but not received until after the deadline will not be acceptedFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $2,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes