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    Subject: how do you think the legacy of Frederick Douglass has impacted your life ?

    Rules: All students in grades 6 to 12 are eligible. Entries must be written in English, only one entry per student.
    Please Note: Proper spelling and grammar will be considered in scoring your essay. Do NOT cut and paste.

    Length: 500 Word Minimum – 1000 Word Maximum.

    Page settings: 12 font, double spaced, Times New Roman, all pages must be typed. Submissions by PDF documents via email only.

    Prizes: (25) $100 cash Prizes (25) $50 gift cards from Brown’s Shop Rite and other rewards. Surprise gifts from local Retailers to be announced at Awards Ceremony.

    Instructions: To Upload your essay: Select “Choose file” at the bottom of the application, Then select the file where you saved your essay ,then select “Submit” Congratulations and thank you for Submitting your Essay!!!

    E-Mail to:

    Or/and Mail to: Hands Across Philadelphia Student Essay Contest Division ____ PO Box 818 East Landsdowne 19050

    Note: All emailed entries must be emailed. All entries and pictures will become the property of Hands Across Philadelphia and cannot be returned.



    Awards Presentations

    All awards will be presented at our annual awards assembly and luncheon reception

    At Historic

    Mother Bethel AME Church

    Reverend Dr. Mark K. Tyler Pastor


    419 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

    All Awardees Must Be Present