The Marianas Tourism Education Council has launched an essay contest for all public and private school students on the theme “Tourism is Everybody’s Business 24/7 in the 670.”
The contest is open to grades K-12. All entries must be typed and received by 5pm, Oct. 15, 2013, at the Marianas Visitors Authority office on Saipan, Tinian, or Rota. Entries must include the student’s name, school, and grade level.
“Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are pleased to have an essay contest this year to further engage the younger generation in thinking about our tourism economy,” said MTEC chair Vicky Benavente. “As MTEC prepares to start another round of educational presentations at the schools about the visitor industry, this essay contest will give students an opportunity to give feedback on what they know.”
The contest has three categories. Grade K-6 may submit essays of up to 300 words. Grades 7-8 may submit essays of up to 500 words. Grades 9-12 may submit essays of up to 600 words.
Three winners will be selected from each category. Prizes for grades K-8 are $50 (1st place), $30 (2nd place), and $20 (3rd place). Prizes from grades 9-12 are $75 and 1 roundtrip ticket to 2013 MY WAVE Tourism Summit in Guam (non-transferable 1st place), $60 (2nd place), $50 (3rd place).
Winners will be announced at the 2013 MTEC/MY WAVE Tourism Summit on Oct. 30, 2013. For more information, contact MVA Community Projects manager Martin Duenas at email@example.com or 664-3210. (MTEC)