City’s Community Development Department to host Essay Contest for Juniors and Seniors of Richland County School District One
Mar 22, 2019

The City of Columbia’s Community Development department is pleased to host a 500-word essay contest for juniors and seniors of Richland County School District One. The essay topic is on How Credit will Affect My Plan for the Next 10 Years of My Life.”


Essay Guidelines:

·         Must be a high school junior or senior student of Richland County School District One

·         Essay must be at least 500 words

·         Essay must be typed and either emailed to [email protected] or delivered to Community Development at 1225 Lady Street Suite 102 Columbia, SC 29201

·         All submissions must be made on or before Friday, March 22, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.


All submissions will be reviewed by the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and there will be a first, second and third place winner.


·First place winner will receive $500

·Second place winner will receive $300

·Third place winner will receive $200 

The winners will be announced at the City’s Community Development department’s first-ever Community Development Week Luncheon on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The event will take place at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.


For more information, please contact the Community Development Department at (803) 545-3373.


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*Please see attached flyer.