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Pictou County Roots Society sponsoring essay contest for students

The Pictou County Roots Society is once again challenging students to show what they know about their history by researching and writing an essay in a contest for Clyde F. Macdonald's Annual Cultural Prize. The winner will receive $500.

The contest is open to students in grade 10, 11 or 12.

According to the rules outlined by the Roots Society, the essay must be about a notable event or person of Pictou County. The essay must be original with sources and quotations documented.

It should be at least four pages double spaced, but no longer than eight pages. Pictures pertaining to the topic may be included.

Entries will be accepted until the deadline on May 12, 2017. All submissions become the property of The Pictou County Roots Society.

Entries can be mailed to the Pictou County Roots society C/O Pictou Antigonish Regional Library, PO Box 276, New Glasgow, NS, B2H 5E3 or by email to

Copies of Clyde Macdonald's books have been donated by the Roots Society to the library with the intent of helping youth learn about local history.

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