HIM 50th Visit Anniversary Essay Competition is now open

The H.I.M 50th Visit Commemoration Committee is pleased to announce that the HIM 50th Visit Anniversary Essay Competition is now open!
​​The competition targets youths ages 11 – 25 to research and produce an essay or a creative/artistic piece on the visit of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I to the Caribbean Region in April 1966.  The competition is divided into the following four (4) age categories and open to youths locally and internationally inspired to make contributions.

Essay Comp Flyer

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 essays in each age category and will include: 

  • Recognition at the Founder's Day Celebration at Haile Selassie Secondary High School
  • A chance to meet Haile Selassie’s grandson Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie
  • Most outstanding entries will be published (Publication to be decided)
  • Trophy, Cash Bursary; Book Certificates/Book basket; Sponsorship of booklist/book wish-list

HIM Essay 2

​Please  email negusvisit@gmail.com requesting documents that provide more information on the competition including:
  • Category Guidelines
  • Proposed Essay Questions and Topics
  • Guidelines for Entry
  • Competition Rules and Regulations
  • Submission Guidelines
  • Deadlines
 Please note that more information will be posted on the competition's Facebook page. We encourage all to like and follow the page. 
Please share this information widely as we hope to engage youth on an international level.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS APRIL 11, 2016. 
How to Enter
1. Electronically
Fill out entry form online by selecting the following link or clicking the "Sign Up" button on the Facebook page:
 
Submit essay by email to negusvisit@gmail.com.
PLEASE NOTE THE GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS. 
 
2. Manually
 
Download and fill out the attached entry form. 
Submit entry form and essay by dropping off or mailing to: 
 

HIM Visit Essay Competition

c/o Rastafari Studies Centre – Special Project,

22 West Road,

UWI Mona,

 Kingston 7.

IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES, PROVISIONS FOR PICK UP OR OTHER MEANS OF SUBMISSION WITHIN KINGSTON CAN BE MADE IF DETAILS ARE TEXTED TO 478 - 8976 BY APRIL 8, 2016. 

Advice to Students from His Imperial Majesty:
 
"The opportunity for education is not given for a fashion or a mode. It is given for a purpose, for a task, for a high responsibility, for the benefit of our country and the coming generation.
 
The person who, even while at school, realises the needs of his country and has a proper sense of values and urgency, will see what is needed, and will be able to fill it.
 
Education is not an end in itself, but an aid to assist you in distinguishing between good and evil, between the harmful and the useful.
 
Education intensifies natural gifts and abilities but mere education unless founded on an historical and cultural framework, will bear no fruits."

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