SO/SHU Connected Essay Contest
“What Does It Mean to be a Digital Citizen?”
The Seton Hall University Digital Humanities Committee, in partnership with the South Orange Public Library and the South Orange Historical and Preservation Society, is sponsoring an essay contest on the topic “What Does it Mean to be a Digital Citizen?”
The contest is open to all middle and high school students residing in South Orange. The committee will award two prizes for each age group. The authors of the two winning essays will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card and a certificate; the two students receiving Honorable Mention will each receive a $50 Amazon gift card and a certificate.
Students are asked to respond to the question, “What does it mean to be a digital citizen? While developing the essay, they should consider the following (while not simply answering these questions):
· What are the challenges for citizenship in this digital world?
· What are the opportunities for citizenship in this digital world?
· What does it mean to participate as a citizen in a digital world?
· What will it mean to participate as a citizen in the digital world?
· All essays must be typed, double-spaced, and between 500 and 750 words in length.
· The essay must have a cover sheet attached that contains the following information:
* Student’s name and email
* Title of essay
* School name and grade
* Name and email of a school official, parent, or guardian
· The student’s name should appear only on the cover sheet, not on any pages of the
· Each essay will be evaluated for originality, execution, and adherence to the topic and format requirements
· Essays must be submitted in paper form; email submissions will not be accepted
Essays must be postmarked no later than April 23rd, 2018.
Send all submissions to:
Dr. M. Balkun
Department of English
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079