James G. Jameson Essay Contest

Open to High School and College Students

The James G. Jameson Essay Contest, sponsored by the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), runs every academic year starting in October, and is financed from the income of a special fund established by Mr. and Mrs. James G. Jameson of Brookline, MA.

All Armenian and part-Armenian students attending North American schools are eligible. Only unpublished essays are accepted, which are written in English and have a length of 1,000 to 2,000 words.

The topics of the Contest are required to touch upon some aspect of Armenian heritage and experience, such as religion, history, culture, literature, language, art, architecture, geography, and economics.

Essays are judged on the basis of merit in such criteria as content, style, logic and reasoning, coherence, and usage.

Awards for the Contest are made in two categories: College/University contestants, and High School contestants.

The deadline for entries is May 1, 2018.

Entries and/or inquiries should be directed to either: James G. Jameson Essay Contest, c/o of The Armenian Missionary Association of America, 31 West Century Road, Paramus NJ 07652, or by email to Lucy Rastguelenian via email at LRastguelenian@amaa.org. Emails should contain in the subject, “James G. Jameson Essay Contest”

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