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Deadline fast approaching for Lao New Year Essay Contest for Minnesotan Youth

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2013 Lao New Year Essay Contest

With a deadline extended to April 8th, celebrate the 2013 Lao New Year with an essay contest! Parents and teachers, please remember to tell your youth about this great opportunity!

The Minnesota Twin Cities Lao New Year and Naiku invite Minnesotan students of Lao descent to submit an original written essay capturing the essence of “what the Lao New Year means to you.” A $100 prize will be awarded to each division winner. The overall winner will read their essay at the April 13, Lao New Year cultural show.

The contest has two divisions:

1. Kindergarten to 7th grade and
2. 8th to 12 grade.


·         All entries require an essay sent via email (students may use their parent’s or an adult’s email).

·         Emails must include name, address, phone number, e-mail addresses, grade and school.

·         Written essays are to be forwarded to

·         Contest open to Minnesotan students of Lao descent.

·         Essay entries should be double spaced with 12 point font and up to 1000 words.

·         Submission deadline is EXTENDED to Monday, April 8th, 2013.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Lao New Year Committee and Naiku


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