Mary Harris Prizes Writing Competition announced

| September 13, 2016

COSHOCTON – The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum has announced the Mary Harris Prizes nonfiction writing contest. The contest is open to persons of any age who reside or work in Coshocton County, including students whose permanent home is in Coshocton County. The essays must be 1,000 to 3,000 words long and have some connection to the Coshocton Frontier.

There is $2,500 in prize money allocated for the awards: $1,000 for first place, $500 for second, five $100 prizes for honorable mention, and $500 awarded at the discretion of the judges. Entries must be submitted to the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum by Nov. 1, 2016. Award winners will be announced at the museum on Nov. 14.

Essays may have only a tenuous connection to the Coshocton Frontier, which is defined as the 18th century Coshocton County. Examples for topics include history, people, culture, Native American nations, languages and culture, flora and fauna, hunting, agriculture, child care, personal dress, make-up and body decoration, religion, philosophy, literature, etc. Complete details about the competition are available at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum and on its website:  http://jhmuseum.org/index.php/learn/adult-programs

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. and is located in Historic Roscoe Village at 300 N. Whitewoman St. For information, contact the museum at 740-622-8710 or [email protected]

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