Curtiss Mansion Essay Contest
Curtiss Mansion Essay Contest

JAN 8 thru MAR 5

CURTISS EXPLORERS ESSAY CONTEST Submission Page and Full Guidelines at

What is the Curtiss Explorers Club? The Curtiss Explorers Club is a research program that offers kids the opportunity to make unique and fun historical discoveries while learning how to be research experts. Students search for a forgotten person or animal in history that has made a positive impact on their community, our nation or the world.

Who can be a Curtiss Explorer? Students in middle school, or age 11-13, and live in Miami-Dade County.

Important Dates: March 5th – Essay Submission Deadline April 25th – Finalists Presentations May 21st – Awards Ceremony

Contest Prizes: 1st Place: Laptop  2nd Place: iPad Mini  3rd Place: Bluetooth Speaker

To enter, submit your 300-500 word essay with a thesis statement and at least three bibliographic citations at by March 5,2019. Although the Miami-Dade Library System is not an official sponsor, we urge students to use their local Library for research! Finalists will be chosen and invited to present their work* at the Curtiss Mansion in Miami Springs on April 25. The awards ceremony will take place on May 21 at the Curtiss Mansion.

*Each of the finalists has up to 10 minutes to present their work on April 25 and may use visual aids such as images or a display board in order to support their work. A projector and laptop will be provided.

The finalists will be asked to come to the award ceremony on May 21st which is also Glenn Curtiss’ Birthday! Winners will be announced at that time.  Family will be invited for the ceremony and light refreshments will be provided. 

Employees of the Curtiss Mansion, contest judges, mentors and immediate family members of any such persons are not eligible to participate.

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