OVERVIEW: The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) seeks original projects from local students. The student with the highest overall score in each age-group category will be awarded prizes. The minimum score to be considered eligible for an award is 85 points.  All awards are intended to be used for educational purposes. The awards will be $500 for the high school student, $200 for the middle school student, and an annual family membership to the zoo for the elementary school student.

Submitted projects may be retained in our records and may be referenced in other program materials or presentations. Student shall, and hereby does, expressly waive any and all right, title, or interest in the submitted project. Student understands that this waiver includes waivers of the exclusive rights of reproductions, adaptation, publication, and display.  We hope that the students involved gain a better understanding of Meridian and learn something new about its history. 

ELIGIBILITY: Meridian students are invited to submit an application and original project that addresses Meridian’s legacy. Projects could be formal essays, digital or multimedia projects, oral history, visual artwork, dioramas, or anything in between. Projects could include biographies of well-known residents of Meridian, local architects, an architectural study of a building on the Historic Walking Tour, a StoryCorps interview with a local resident, etc.

DEADLINE: To be considered, all materials must be received by HPC by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018.

Click the following links to find the Elementary School flierMiddle School flieror High School flier.

Interested? Click here to download the Application Template (This file is compatible with Word. Please contact us if you can’t use this file.)

View the Call for Projects to review project requirements. 

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