Essay and Art Competiton

March 15, 2021 Uncategorized

Lafayette Alliance Essay Instructions

  1.  This essay competition is open for Grades Ten, Eleven, and Twelve.
  2. Choose one topic from the five options provided below.
  3. Write a first-person singular descriptive essay, as if you were there.
  4. Essay no more than 500 words.
  5. Deadline for submission noon, May 7, 2021.
  6. Submit by email to [email protected]
  7. Please type the essay in the email content-box; do not send it as an attachment.
  8. First, Second, and Third Place announced by email Monday, May 10, 2021.
  9. Awards presented at Troup County Archives 4 PM, Monday, May 17, 2021.
  10. Press invited to the awards presentation.
  11. Essays posted on the Lafayette Alliance Website.
  12. Please use this format in the top left corner of the email content box:

Your name

School

Grade

Teacher’s name and email

Your contact email

Topic title

Word count 

  1. The criteria for judging will be based on the following:

First person singular point of view.

Originality.

Grammar and punctuation.

Style.

Historical accuracy and detail.

Insight into Lafayette’s character.

Topics:

  1.  May 20, 1778.  The Battle of Barren Hill.  Lafayette informed he is surrounded. 
  2. July 22, 1789.  Joseph Foulon de Doue is attacked by a mob.  Lafayette intervenes.
  3. August 19, 1792.  Lafayette learns he is accused of treason.
  4. November 8, 1794.  Lafayette escapes Olmutz prison.
  5. August 16, 1824.  Lafayette at Manhattan to begin his Farewell Tour.

Resources: 

  1. www.lafayettealliance.org
  2. “Prisoner of State” by Paul Spalding
  3. “Lafayette in America 1824-1825” translated by Alan Hoffman
  4. “Lafayette in Two Worlds” by Lloyd Kramer
  5. “Marquis:  Lafayette Reconsidered” by Laura Auricchio

To inspire, to illuminate, and to unite, all in the Spirit of Lafayette.

Lafayette Alliance Art Competition Instructions

  1. Painting competition open to Grades Ten, Eleven, and Twelve.
  2. Painting may be of the statue of the Marquis de Lafayette alone, or it may include the whole or part of Lafayette Square, LaGrange, Georgia, so long as the statue is focal point.
  3. Painting must be less than 36” by 36”.
  4. Medium and style at discretion of the artist, but the statue must be recognizable.
  5. Deadline for submission at Troup County Archives noon, Friday, May 7, 2021.
  6. First, Second, and Third Place announced by email Monday, May 10, 2021.
  7. Awards presentation at Troup County Archives 4 PM, Monday, May 17, 2021.
  8. Press invited.
  9. Paintings displayed three months and photographs of them on www.lafayettelagrange.org
  10. Canvas or sturdy drawing paper recommended with cardboard backing.
  11. In the left upper corner of the backing place identifying information:

Your name

School

Grade

Teacher’s name and email

Your email

Title of the work

Medium  

  1.  Judging criteria include

Originality of view.

Detail.

Boldness of color.

Style.

To inspire, to illuminate, and to unite, all in the Spirit of Lafayette.