Essay Contest through the National Council for Black Studies


College Student Essay Contest
DEADLINE:  December 14, 2012  (must be received by this date)

 Submit your essay today to compete in the NCBS Annual Student Essay Competition!  Winners will be recognized at the March Conference Student Luncheon.  


1st Place –  $350.00
2nd Place – $250.00
3rd Place –  $125.00

1st Place –  $450.00
2nd Place – $350.00
3rd Place –  $225.00

 Winners will be notified by February 1, 2013.


  • Essays should focus on any aspect of the Africana experience, i.e., art, education, history, literature, politics, psychology, social and policy issues.
  • Must bet typed in MS Word, 12-18 pages in length, double-spaced with one-inch margins left-to-right and top-to-bottom.
  • 8.5″ w by 11″ high standard printing paper
  • Students are asked to document sources using either MLA or APA style guide.
  • Submissions must be mailed to the address below.  Faxed or electronic essays are not accepted!
  • Please include the following information on your COVER SHEET ONLY:
  • Name
  • Class status (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
  • Mailing addres
  • Telephone number
  • Email Address
  • Name of college or university
  • Name of Faculty Advisor
  • DO NOT include the above information on any subsequent pages of the essay other than on the cover sheet.

 Send all manuscripts to:
National Office, NCBS
Africana Studies Department
University of Cincinnati
P.O. Box 210370
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0370

Street/Overnight Address:
National Office, NCBS
Africana Studies Department/span>
University of Cincinnati
2815 Commons Way, 3514 French Hall, West
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0370

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