Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WUIS holds annual essay contest for high school seniors

Public radio station WUIS 91.9 FM is holding an essay contest open to all central Illinois high school seniors on the topic of your personal philosophy, This I Believe.

The top ten essays as selected by a panel at WUIS will air between February 15-26, 2010, once during Morning Edition at 7:50 a.m. and again during All Things Considered at 4:45 p.m. It will also be posted at and

Entrants whose submissions are aired will also receive a $100 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise.

WUIS encourages students to get their teachers involved in the process. The essays should be between 350 and 500 words, or about three minutes when read aloud at a natural speaking pace (4,000 character limit). The essays should be submitted electronically through the WUIS website.

All of the essays submitted will be posted on the national This I Believe Essay Collection website after a review process.

The deadline to submit essays for the contest is January 28, 2010 at 11:59 p.m.

For more information and a list of past essay contest winners visit the WUIS website or e-mail

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