Here are the rules:
- Entrants must be children or grandchildren of current NWC members who are graduating high school this year.
- One 750 to 1,000 – word essay must be selected from topics listed below. This essay should have interesting content, demonstrate thoughtful organization, and utilize excellent writing mechanics. Be sure to write a title that might draw attention to the topic.
- Pictures, charts, and graphs may be added to your essay. Any images must be jpegs or pdfs.
- Essays must be word processed with no name on any pages of your essay. The worksheet below must be complete and added as a last page without a page number.
- The essay page and the last information page must be emailed or mailed to me by 11:59 p.m., July 10, 2023. No late essays accepted. My addresses are: email@example.com, or Jane Moore, 5200 Crystal Aire Drive, Mariposa, CA 95338, U.S.A.
- The following in the Information Page must be completed and emailed to me:
Information Page info:
Your first and last name; your home phone number; your home address; which prompt you chose; name of the post-secondary school you will attend; the course of study you will pursue (major, description); name of parent or grandparent who is sponsoring you; the phone number of the sponsoring person; the membership number of the sponsoring person; and the address of the sponsoring person.
Write a brief autobiography that may be printed in the Woodie Times with your essay.
Your essay will be scored on how correct and interesting your essay is and how any images relate to content. Images are not required. Choose one prompt from the following:
- The first line of your story is, “I am Joe’s woodie.” Be sure to include Joe’s feelings. What does he like and not like? What is s/he afraid of? Does Joe have a sense of humor?
- What could the NWC do to better involve young people in the woodie hobby and join the Club?
- Explain the difference between a stock and modified woodie. Be very specific. How do you determine whether a stock woodie should be modified?
- Select one make or model of woodie, research it, and write a report on its history.
- How would you describe your family’s involvement with woodies and the National Woodie Club to a new college friend?
- Why and how did the beach culture of the 1960s adopt the woodie?
- Describe what makes woodies such special or unique vehicles. Be specific. Probably this will take some comparisons with other old cars.
NWC members, now it is up to you to motivate your offspring to put together an essay that you, your English and math teachers (math involves logic, organizing, predicting, etc.), and anybody else would be proud to read. Remember that the winning essays will be published in the Woodie Times.
Please feel free to email any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org