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Essay & Art Contest

For Kids


*Follow the rules above in your category of age and either art or essay. Create a pdf with your signature. Write that you give permission for it to be judged and exhibited if chosen. Submit attachment to: no later then midnight November 26th. Include your phone number and address and email.

You must be present to win Nov 28th at THE LIGHT & THE GLORY event at 1:30 at the The MayFlower II in Plymouth, MA on Water Street, Plymouth, MA.

If contacted to exhibit, you must bring the art in a frame with an easel. For the essay, you must bring a printed copy. Entry fee is $5. PRIZE: David B Manuel Literary Award. We are submitting winning art and essay to local papers for publication. And it will be featured on our website.

Thank you for creating & sharing!

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1: Fill out the form? Click Send

2: Please also send your Name, Phone, Email, Age, Address, & Parent or Guardian's name too. Click Send

3:Pay entry donation fee?

4: Write a 300 word essay an proof   

    read it and print 2 copies?

(Download the "Essay Form" below by clicking on it. Save a copy too, in case you need to start over or correct a mistake)

4: Save your essay in a pdf file?

5: Email it to

Submission Deadline: Nov 26,2020 Midnight.

JUDGED on NOV 28th at 1:30 PM at

the Jenny Museum, Plymouth, MA

     TO BE AWARDED that day.

David B Manuel Literary Award.jpg
David B Manuel

Sir David B Manuel Jr,(1936-2013(

was the co-author with Peter Marshall Jr, of the all-time-best-seller: The Light And The Glory. He was a word-smith who wrote 58 books (12 best sellers). His career included being a Double Day Editor and publisher of Logos and Rock Harbor Press and Awakening Unlimited LLC.


  • Publication.

  • David B Manuel Literary Award.

  • Exhibit with Artist


  • ESSAY: 300 word contest. THEME:” What Mayflower 400 Means To Me”. Please submit this in printed form as a word document or pdf. (Ages 5-8 may use parental assistance for typing only, but an original in hand written form must be simultaneously submitted). Ages 12 to 18 should submit a word or pdf document.

  • ART CONTEST: ages 5 to 18 may enter. THEME: “Mayflower 400”. The media should be in one of or a combination of: pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolors, acrylic on a canvas 18 x 24 max and 11x8 min. A photo in 300 dpi or higher, edge to edge, in color, should be submitted by email. All winners will bring the original to the November 30th event no later than 3 pm.




Fill this in and email it to us :

**Move your mouse over this entire box and

**Select all** after you fill it out and then

**copy paste** into email to:


I am Entering this CONTEST for: “What Mayflower 400 Means To Me”

As an Artist __ or As an Essay Author __

My Piece is entitled: __________________________________



Size Canvas is _____x_____inches on __Canvas or __Paper or _________


Media is __ Watercolor __Pencil __Charcoal __Pastel __Acrylic or _________


I have an easel to exhibit this if asked to bring my work to the exhibit. __yes


Word Count ________

Word Doc Format: ___________


I give permission for my art to be exhibited and a copy for publicity to be published for no cost to them as media tell the story of the contest and it's winners and judges or any related subjects. ____yes


I am understanding that I must be present to win on November 28th to Win at 1:30 pm Saturday __yes


My name is First Name ___________ Last Name ___________

My Age ______

My phone number is: _________________

My email is _________@_________.______

My address is: ___________________ City_____ State_____ Zip _________

My parent or guardian's name is; ___________________

their phone is: _________________

Their email is: ___________@_______________.__________

I have their permission to enter this contest ___yes.


Signature of contestant _____________________

Signature of Parent or Guardian _______________


I submit this art in a pdf or jpeg file of _____resolution.

Say It!   or   Paint It!

What Mayflower 400

Means To Me!"

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make a $10 donation, include your address/phone/email/age. If you do not hear from us please call


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