With the recent busy holiday schedule, we have decided to extend the deadline for submission of the 2016 Beekeeping Essay Contest. When I set the original deadline I did not realize we do not have to have our Texas submission to Nationals until March. Those that have submitted their essay already have been notified as well and will be allowed to resubmit should they want to take advantage of the additional time provided.
See the attached revised contest information.
The 2016 Beekeeping Essay Contest theme has been announced. This year’s topic is “Bees and Pollination. How Important is it?”
The deadline for submission to the Texas 4-H office is extended to Friday, January 29, 2016.
Submissions will only be accepted electronically. The essay, along with the certification form, should be uploaded to FormSite at https://fs4.formsite.com/state4h/2016BeekeepingEssay/index.html
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners from Texas 4-H:
· 1st Place: $300.00
· 2nd Place: $200.00
· 3rd Place: $100.00
The first place essay will advance to the national contest representing Texas 4-H.
The complete rules and guidelines are attached. They will also be available online under the Entomology Project section of the Texas 4-H website http://texas4-h.tamu.edu.