Reminder: Sir John Hackett Essay Competition (Entries close 10 August 2009)

Sir John HackettA reminder to all young people living in Hackett and in school years 5-12  that the Sir John Hackett Essay Competition closes on the 10th August 2009.

All young people living in Hackett and in school years 5-12 are invited to enter this competition being held by the Hackett Community Association with the support of local schools and the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

Essays should be:

  • 250-500 words long for Years 5-6;
  • approximately 600 words for Years 7-8;
  • 900-1000 words for Years 9-10 and
  • 1000-1200 words for Years 11-12.

The topic is: “The person after whom your street in Hackett is named”.  Where the street is named after more than one person (eg. Rivett Street) you can choose which person to write about.  Prizes and certificates will be offered for the best essays.

Winning entries may, with the agreement of the entrant, be placed on the Australian Dictionary of Biography website and/or in the Hackett 50 year book.

Entries are to be in triplicate with the covering form by early August.  The form is available at local schools, at the Hackett IGA and can be downloaded here: Entry form.

The contact for the competition is the HCA Chair, James Walker, who can be reached on 6247 0951 or mail PO. Box 198, Civic Square, ACT, 2608.

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