IN.gov - Skip Navigation

Note: This message is displayed if (1) your browser is not standards-compliant or (2) you have you disabled CSS. Read our Policies for more information.

Indiana Civil Rights Commission

ICRC > Newsroom > ICRC, Indianapolis Indians announce Student Essay Contest ICRC, Indianapolis Indians announce Student Essay Contest

INDIANAPOLIS - In celebration of the Third Annual Civil Rights Game on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Victory Field, The Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) and the Indianapolis Indians announced today a Student Essay Contest for Indiana elementary school students. The contest asks students to submit an essay on: "Why do you feel that education is the civil rights issue of our time?"

Contest entries should be limited to no more than 500 words and submitted by Friday, June 20, 2014.

Click here to view the contest flyer.

Submit your essay to:

Indiana Civil Rights Commission
Attn: Brad Meadows
100 North Senate Avenue, Room N103
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Or e-mail your essay to: bmeadows@icrc.in.gov

Essay Contest Winners Receive:

First Place: The first place winner will have their essay published in the Indianapolis Recorder and receive an Indianapolis Clowns throwback jersey as worn by the Indians during the Third Annual Civil Rights Game on August 22, 2014. They will also receive 8 tickets to the game on Thursday, August 22, 2014 and have the opportunity to throw out the first pitch with Indiana Civil Rights Commission's Executive Director Jamal L. Smith.

Second Place: The second place winner will receive an Indianapolis Indians T-shirt and four tickets to the Third Annual Civil Rights Game on Thursday, August 22, 2014 at Victory Field.

Third Place: The third place winner will receive a signed Rowdie baseball or an Indianapolis Indians souvenir bat and four tickets to the Third Annual Civil Rights Game on Thursday, August 22, 2014 at Victory Field.

Indiana Civil Rights Commission
The Indiana Civil Rights Commission enforces Indiana Civil Rights Laws and provides education and services to the public in an effort to ensure equal opportunity for all Hoosiers and visitors to the State of Indiana.