2017 Kosciuszko Bicentenary



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TWO COMPETITIONS ENHANCE

the Worldwide Celebrations of

KOŚCIUSZKO BICENTENNIAL>

 


An Essay Competition for
US high school students:


Celebrating the Life and Accomplishments of

Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Fighter for Democracy

The Kosciuszko Foundation and The Polish American Teachers Association invite American high school students to submit essays (approx. 1,000 words) on all matters related to the life and achievements of our national hero.

Prizes are $500, $300 and $200 for the first, second and third place respectively.


Entries must be received or postmarked no later than
June 5, 2017

Please visit the competition page for more information about eligibility and other submission requirements & guidelines.


Kościuszko Bicentenary International Competition:
Tribute to Kosciuszko: A Friend of Humanity


Kosciuszko Heritage (Sydney, Australia) along with Kosciuszko Mound Committee (Kraków, Poland), The Kosciuszko Foundation (New York, USA) and Polish Kościuszko Foundation (Warsaw, Poland) announce an International Kościuszko Competition with more than $10,000 in prizes.

Individuals in two age groups (adults and high school students aged 12 to 18) can submit up to 3 entries (each related to a different episode of Kosciuszko’s life) in any of the following three categories:

MUSIC – previously unpublished songs or musical compositions (e.g. elegies, hymns, ballads, melorecitations, raps or satires) in English or Polish;

GRAPHIC ARTS – original portraits, paintings, genre scenes, sketches, cartoons, caricatures, collages, memes, logos or posters (all in digital form);

LITERATURE – original short stories or poems (up to 1000 words) in English or Polish.

The Jury Panel of 14 experts from Poland, Australia and USA is chaired by Prof. Alex Storożyński, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the Kosciuszko’s biography The Peasant Prince, President Emeritus & Chairman of the Board of the Kosciuszko Foundation, and Polish Chair of the Central European Institute at Quinnipiac University.


The competition closes on July 31, 2017
          

Graphic works submitted between March 1 and May 30 will be exhibited in Polish Clubs around Australia and compete for the People’s Choice Award.


Final results will be revealed during a gala event in Sydney, Australia
on October 3, 2017

Please visit the competition page for forms and information about submission requirements and guidelines – as well as a list of suggested topics and links to competition background notes and images.  

Kosciuszko monument in Milwaukee (recently renovated)

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