Essays about Fathers
I had a little advance warning that I had been suggested as a judge and was prepared to say "yes". When I got the call last week, no, I was to be the entire committee. And without a whole lot of premeditation said "yes" to that too. Now I'm wondering exactly how to go with this little project.
The Chamber of Commerce wants to have an essay contest as part of the street festival on June 19--the day before Father's Day. The topic of the essay is "About My Dad" or something along those lines. I need to come up with categories (age groups), word limit, judges and prizes (among a dozen other details) ASAP. Once the basic package is together, I'll need to get a copy of all the details to the newspaper, the schools, the nursing homes so there is at least a month for entrants to respond.
If anybody has experience with a similar event, suggestions of things one must or ought do and things one (that would be me) must avoid would be muchly appreciated.