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休斯敦华裔联盟第一届“HCA立法论文大赛”开始报名

为了鼓励华裔青少年养成关心美国政治,积极参与的良好习惯,休斯敦华裔联盟特举办“HCA立法论文大赛”。

比赛以2018年提交的德州参议院议案SB156(关于拥有少量大麻的民事和刑事处罚,以及对拥有相关吸毒用具免于起诉的例外情况)为题,请参赛学生假设自己是德州议员,通过研究决定支持还是反对该议案,并写一篇文章来阐述作出决定的原因。

比赛面向大休斯敦地区,分为高中组和小初组进行,高中组要求参赛者为9至12年级学生,论文长度在500到800字之间;小初组要求参赛者为K至8年级学生,论文长度可少于500字,论文长度不包括论文题目和参考目录。

论文将由写作专家按照:写作技巧和语法(30%),论据(35%),议案研究与支持数据(35%)进行评比。对议案持正反双方观点的最佳论文都将获得休斯敦华裔联盟的奖励。评比结果将于2019年2月公布,获奖论文将被发布在HCA网站上,以表彰参赛学生。

征文议案:德州参议院议案SB156(https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=SB156)

征文截止日期:2019年1月15日,请将论文发至[email protected]

奖励办法:
高中组最佳论文(正反双方):一等奖$300; 二等奖$200;三等奖$100
小初组最佳论文(正反双方):奖杯
参赛学生所花费时间可记为HCA志愿者工作时间

论文具体要求:
文件类型:参赛文章应该以.doc或.xdoc文件的形式提交
字体:请使用Times New Roman字体,12磅字体大小
间距:双倍间隔
参考文献:论文必须包括至少3份所查询参考文献的标题。参考文献可来自印刷品或在线资源
样式指南:可使用MLA,Chicago,或APA样式手册来选用引用格式
请做:请确保填写参赛报名表,并由参赛学生及合法监护人在报名表上签字,与论文一起提交
不要:不要在论文中输入参赛学生的名字,或以任何其他方式在论文中传达或暗示个人身份,以确保所有论文都将被匿名评比

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2018 HCA Legislative Essay Contest

Subject: Texas Senate Bill SB 156 (Relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia; creating a criminal offense.) is currently being debated and voted in Texas Senate. Assuming you are a Texas State Legislator, will you support the bill or oppose it? Please do your own research and write an essay to support your decision.  Please clearly list out your references.

Resource: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=SB156

Participants: Houston Local School Students
Varsity Level:  Grade 9-12, 500–800 words (not including title and reference)
Booster Level: Grade K-8, Less than 500 words (not including title and reference)

Deadline for submission:  January 15, 2019.  Email to: [email protected]

Judging: 30% Writing Skills and Grammar, 35% Arguments, and 35% Research and Supporting data

Awards: Award-winning result will be announced in February 2019
Monetary awards for top Varsity Level essays (of opinions on both sides of the argument): $300 for top essays; $200 for 2nd place; $100 for 3rd place.
Trophy awards for top Booster Level essays.
Winning essays will be published on HCA website to honor participants
Participant’s effort will count as volunteer hours at HCA.

Essay Style Requirement:
File Type: Your essay should be submitted as a word .doc or .xdoc file
Font: Please use Times New Roman font, 12 pt font size.
Spacing: Double spaced.
References: Your essay must include a list of at least three references which you consulted. These references can be from printed or online sources.
Style Guide: You may use either the MLA, Chicago or APA style manual for citations and reference formatting.
Do: Please fill out the application form and sign the waiver by yourself and your legal guardian, and make sure to send it back with the essay.
Don’t: Please do NOT type in your name within the essay, or in any other way convey or imply your personal identity in the essay, as all essays will be rated anonymously.

Download Registration Form in PDF