High School Essay Contest

Attention: The Corvette High School Essay Contest 2013

The History Undergraduate Society is holding an essay contest, and will publish the winner in our peer-reviewed journal, The Corvette!

To enter, you must be a current Grade 12 student in school district 61 or 63. You do not have to apply to UVic to be eligible.

The Question:

Which of the following twentieth century events had the greatest impact upon Canadians and why: The Great Depression, World War Two, or the Cold War? Briefly discuss each and give reasons to support your argument.

The Rules:

  • No independent research is required; this question is meant to draw upon what you have learned in Social Studies 11 and/or History 12. If you do research, please cite any books or articles you use in footnotes and a bibliography using the UVic History Department Style Guide (available online at http://www.uvic.ca/humanities/history/home/style-guide/index.php).
  • Essays should be between 750-1000 words.
  • Only one submission per contestant is permitted.
  • Students should submit their essays as Microsoft Word attachments to histjour@uvic.ca by no later than Midnight January 18 2013. The subject line of the email should be “Corvette Essay Contest Submission” and emails should include the student’s name, school, school district and telephone number.
  • Essays will be evaluated for their critical thinking, originality and style. The journal will be published in March 2013.

Good Luck!