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Statewide - Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas - Essay Contest - Beech

Kansans of all ages who love history are encouraged to express that interest in the two essay contests presented by Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas. The cash prizes have increased in both contests this year. Winners will be announced and recognized as part of the 102nd annual meeting of Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas in Topeka on Friday, January 24, 2020.

Olive Ann Beech

The Olive Ann Beech Kansas Factual Story Contest encourages preserving factual, unpublished happenings and anecdotes from today and yesterday. The contest is open to everyone, one entry per person. Stories must be true and unpublished, take place in Kansas, and limited to 750 words.

Entries are submitted electronically via email by 5 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2019, to Cindy Stillings, Kansas Historical Foundation, kshs.membership@ks.gov. Submissions should use “Beech Memorial Contest” in the subject line, and include the author’s name, mailing address, and phone number.

The Beech essay contest cash awards are: first place, $300; second place, $250; third place, $150; and $100 each for two honorable mentions. Entries will be judged on quality of writing and interesting anecdotal stories of Kansas.

Find more about the Mamie Boyd essay contest.