We are giving local talent a platform to practice what you praise in our 4th Annual Fall Fest. So make it an extra-special and send in your entry!
Prizes: Awarded in 4 categories:
- Elementary grades 5 and under
- Middle School grades 6-8, and
- High School grades 9-12
- College Level
Winners will be invited to receive:
- Dinner at winner’s choice of Houston restaurants
- Artist’s Rendition of Black Wall Street showcasing a piece of Houston History of over 60 Historical Black businesses.
- Podcast promotion of winner’s essay.
- An I ? Youston T-Shirt
- Public recognition of achievement both at your church and at:
Fall Fest Essay Exhibition
12 – 6 PM 10-19-2019
3215 Lyons Ave
Lyons Unity MBC Parking Lot
Houston TX 77020
Submissions must include:
a) The Nominee’s Name, your name, parent(s) name, & phone #.
b) 250 – 1,000 word essay on your response to one of the following prompts:
- “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept…” – Angela Y. Davis
- Share your vision for a Wakanda Experience for Houston or in your community?
- How would you galvanize the community on your idea to improve Houston?
- Where in Houston would be most strategic for business development?
- Explain the Riddle: To reap where you have not sown and harvest where you have not planted.
- What lesson from our roots inspires you most?
- Why does the Houston City Council election matter to you?
Judging – Essays will be scored based on:
20% Difficulty/Complexity/Technical Merit
20% Use of Research
20% Overall Impression/Presentation
10% Depth of View
3 Ways to Submit:
1) ONLINE: JosephforHouston.com/contest
2) EMAIL: [email protected]
3) MAIL or IN PERSON:
4206 Lyons Ave
Houston TX 77020
by 12:00 AM CST 10-19-2019.
In Partnership with:
James “Joe” Joseph for Houston City Council
Lyons Unity MBC
Fifth Ward Civic Club
KMJ Fashion Boutique
Houston Urban Consulting
Neighborhood Enrichment Xchange
Blocks Organizing Neighborhood Defense-5th Ward Chapter