|Essay Rules and Regulations
Please read carefully
CPI rider entries Grades 8th through 12th are qualified to participate
Entry Deadline: November 1, 2011
Award: $1000 scholarship award to the winning essay
Write about a life lesson you learned the hard way, or a challenge you managed (or perhaps failed) to meet as you have grown as an equestrian. Describe how this lesson significantly altered how you perceive or feel about something. This topic taps narrative and descriptive writing abilities.
Essay submissions will be judged by the degree to which the paper is fluent and logically ordered, and by the quality of supporting details. The judging committee is comprised of professors, school administrators and business professionals. Essays are evaluated in an unbiased three-round judging process. The essay cover sheet with the rider name is removed after the first round of judging. Winners' names are unknown to the judges until after the contest results are finalized.
To avoid disqualification, essays must include a cover sheet with the following information, (please DO NOT put your name on any of the pages of the essay, only on the cover sheet):
- Name and Address
- Email address (parent or rider)
- Your current grade level
- Essay must be no fewer than 700 and no more than 1,500 words in length, and double-spaced.
- Essay must be submitted online or postmarked by November 1, 2011 no later than 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time.
- Essay must be the work of the entrant. Plagiarism will result in disqualification.
- Decisions of the judges are final.
- All entries become the property of the CPI and will not be returned.
- Winner will be notified at the end of the CPI show.
- Contest winner agrees to allow the CPI to post his or her name on any of the CPI's affiliated websites.