The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 398
H. BAILEY CARROLL
T HE ASSOCIATION is pleased to announce the establishment
of the Louis Wiltz Kemp essay contest in Texas history
for Texas college students by Honorable Harry Pennington
of San Antonio, Texas, President of the Sons of The Republic
of Texas. It is Mr. Pennington's purpose to encourage historical
research and public interest in Texas history and to honor the
president of the Association for his many services to the preser-
vation of our historic past. The writing contest will be initiated
in the school year of 1944-1945, and it is Mr. Pennington's plan
that it shall operate for at least five years. The contest is open
to all regularly enrolled students in Texas colleges who are of
freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior standing (but not sub-
college or graduate students) and who have not reached the
age of twenty-five before September 1, 1944. The Association
is charged with the administration of the contest.
Papers for entry must relate to some phase of the history
of Texas - political, economic, social, industrial, constitutional,
legal, religious, military, topographical, or biographical. Origi-
nality, scholarship, power of interpretation, clearness of ex-
pression, logical arrangement, and literary form will all be
considered by the judges. No definite length is specified, but, in
general, papers should run from five thousand to fifteen thousand
words. The citation of authorities in footnotes is required. Em-
ployees of the Association may not participate in the awards.
Papers should be written on one side only on typewriter size
paper (8j" x 11"). Papers must be accompanied by a statement
from the 'registrar showing that the entrant is a regularly en-
rolled Texas college student, certifying age, etc. All entries be-
come the property of the Texas State Historical Association, and
the decision of the judges will be final.
The following awards will be made:
FIRST PRIZE .. .. . . $100
SECOND PRIZE . . . . . . 50
THIRD PRIZE ...... 25
Papers must be addressed to the Texas State Historical Associa-
tion, University Station, Austin 12, Texas, and must be post-
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