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FMU taking entries in International Environmental Essay Contest

FLORENCE - Entries in the Francis Marion University fourth annual International Environmental Essay Contest will be taken until May 30.

Essays should describe the most critical environmental issues in the author’s country, in terms which will influence public opinion, and articulate how those issues will impact international understanding and the global economy in the next decade.  Seventy-four essays were  submitted for the third annual International Environmental Essay Contest in 1998, representing 23 countries.

Winning entries will receive cash awards and will be published in a short monographs.  The award for first place is US $100; second place, US $300; third place, US $200; and fourth place, US $100.  Essays receiving honorable mention will also be published. 

By entering the contest, students give FMU permission to publish all or part of the submitted essays without royalty or other consideration.  Winning essays are published each year in a short monograph and are posted on the World Wide Web at

The contest is open to undergraduate students from the United States and to students outside the U.S. who attend institutions equivalent to American undergraduate colleges and universities.

Essays must be written in English; be no fewer than 1,500 words and no more than 2,000 words; be previously unpublished; be typewritten, double spaced and properly documented; include the student’s name, address (including country), telephone number, e-mail address (if available), and student’s school name.

Entries must be e-mailed in ASCII format to or arrive in the mail on or before May 30, 1999.  Winners will be notified by e-mail or post.  To read winning essays from past contests, visit the contest’s website at

For more information about the essay contest, contact Carolyn White by e-mail at or by telephone at 843-661-1429.


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