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IPod Touch to be Top Prize for UVI Pride Celebration Essay Contest

UVI students are asked to sign up for the University Pride Celebration 2016 Essay competition.  Themed “My Best UVI Experience” students are to expound upon their journey and experiences since they matriculated at UVI. Ideally, essays will also include some reference to UVI pride. While determination of the specific subject of the essay is at the discretion of the author, essays should somehow touch upon the theme of this year's Pride celebrations. Essays will be judged by faculty and staff of the University.

Essays must be received by the director of student activities on or before March 24, and winners will be announced on March 30.

See essay details below:

  • Essays must be the work of a single individual and written for a university-level readership.
  • Essays may not be less than 600 words or more than 800 words in length
  • Essays must be typed, double spaced, on 8.5" x 11" paper, with 1" margins, and written in font style Times New Roman and font size 12.
  • Essays must be submitted electronically, either in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format to
  • A cover page including the contestant's name, which should not appear on the essay, and some means of contact to include, address, telephone, e-mail, etc., must accompany the submitted essay.

The student with the best essay will receive an iPod touch and “The Best of the Rest” winner will receive $100.  For details see this link. For more information contact Leon Lafond at (340) 693-1111.