CMC 50th Essay Contest — Broadening the Conversation

How diversity shapes our lives in western Colorado

logo - Colorado Mountain News Media In honor of Colorado Mountain College’s 50th anniversary this year, CMC and Colorado Mountain News Media (CMNM) announce an essay contest on the topic of “How diversity shapes our lives in western Colorado.”

This is open to those living within the CMC Service Area (see below) and current CMC students taking credit classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, or High School Equivalency (HSE) prep classes.

CMC Service Area: including Pitkin, Garfield, Eagle, Summit, Lake, Jackson, Grand and Chaffee counties, and Routt County except for the southern part of Routt that is part of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s service area.

Winners will receive a $500 scholarship to Colorado Mountain College and be published in a local CMNM newspaper (please see form below the list of participating newspapers). Essays must be no more than 600 words in length.

Essays will be judged based on:

  • Clarity of concept
  • Depth and levels of meaning
  • Impact and composition

Submission deadline: April 1, 2017.

Thank You to Our 50th Anniversary Sponsors

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