Contest Prizes  

Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries in each category.
There will be a local Charlotte contest as well as a national contest. The scholarship prize amounts to $12,000 for each contest,
totaling $24,000 overall. The breakdown for both the local and national contests is as follows:

National Contest
1st place (Essay) - $3000
1st place (Spoken Word) - $3000 

2nd place (Essay) - $2000
2nd place (Spoken Word) - $2000

3rd place (Essay) - $1000
3rd place (Spoken Word) - $1000

Charlotte Contest
1st place (Essay) - $3000
1st place (Spoken Word) - $3000 

2nd place (Essay) - $2000
2nd place (Spoken Word) - $2000

3rd place (Essay) - $1000
3rd place (Spoken Word) - $1000