The Curtiss Mansion launches its 3rd annua Curtiss Explorers Essays Contest.  If you live in Miami Dade County and are between the ages 11-13 years old you may apply. Come and be a part of history and have a chance to win some awesome prizes.

Curtiss Explorers Essay Contest Guidelines

The Curtiss Explorers Club is a research program that offers kids the opportunity to make unique and fun historical discoveries while learning how to be research experts. Students search for a forgotten person or animal in history that has made a positive impact on their community, our nation or the world.

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Why Should Anyone Care About an Unsung Hero/Shero?
There are many people and animals that have made a positive and significant impact in their communities or their country but are not widely known and have not received appropriate recognition for their efforts. It’s time to expand our history to include those who have been overlooked for far too long.

Where are Unsung Heroes and Sheroes Found?
Everywhere! Maybe you can find one in a book or an article, or in a reference to someone in a movie or television program? The Internet? A family member? Exploring is part of the fun! Just look around. They really are everywhere and just waiting to be discovered by a Curtiss Explorer.

Although the Miami-Dade Library System is not an official sponsor, we urge students to use their local library for research!

Contest Details

To Be a Curtiss Explorer you need to be in middle school or ages 11‑13 and live in Miami‑Dade County.

To enter, submit your 300-500 word essay with a thesis statement and at least three bibliographic citations visiting by April 21, 2020. Three finalists will be chosen and will be announced on the website, through social media and will be emailed on May 11th.

The 3 finalists will be invited to present their work at the Curtiss Mansion in Miami Springs during the awards ceremony on May 21; which is also Glenn Curtiss’ Birthday!

Each of the 3 finalists will have up to 10 minutes to present their work  and may use visual aids such as images or a display board in order to support their work. A projector and laptop will be available if needed. After all finalists have presented their project the winners will be announced.

There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize. Prizes will be announced at a later date.

Families of the finalists will be invited for the awards ceremony and light refreshments will be provided.

Employees of the Curtiss Mansion, contest judges, mentors and immediate family members of any such persons are not eligible to participate.

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