The Temecula Valley Museum seeks entries for its 11th Annual 3rd Grade History Contest.
The goal of this contest is to promote local social and natural history of the Temecula Valley and to honor third grade students for the hard work they put forth in creating outstanding reports of our local history.
We welcome entries that are video, Powerpoint presentation, 3-dimensional models, posters or books/written reports. Contest rules are as follows:
- Video (DVD) – Must be no longer than 8 minutes.
- Powerpoint Presentation – A printed copy must accompany each presentation and must be no longer than 12 pages.
- 3-Dimensional Model – A historical structure with accuracy and appeal, which must include a written or 12 pt font typed with double spacing description no longer than 2 pages; model size cannot exceed 20 inches by 30 inches; and must be one piece.
- Poster – Must be no larger than 20 inches by 24 inches; text, black and white or color photographs, found images or drawings may be incorporated.
- Book/Written Report – Handwritten or 12 pt. font typed with double spacing. Book format must be no larger than letter size paper (8 ½ inches by 11 inches); may incorporate text and images; and must be 2 to 10 pages.
- Each report must have a History Contest form attached which will include the full name of the student entering; the teacher’s full name; the name of the student’s school; and the title of the report. This form can be obtained by calling or stopping by the Temecula Valley Museum.
- Reports must be delivered to the Temecula Valley Museum, 28314 Mercedes Street, Old Town Temecula by no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.
Entries are reviewed by an Award Committee and judged based on historical and clerical accuracy; concept and material organization; and creativity.
Winners will be announced Friday, April 26, and this year’s winning entries will be part of a special exhibit entitled “Temecula History: A Third Grade Perspective” which will be on display at the museum from May 4 through June 16.
The Temecula Valley Museum is located at 28314 Mercedes Street, Old Town Temecula.
For more information please call the museum at 951-694-6450.
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