FAM Essay Contest

The Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM) needs a name or title for its new sculpture! That’s why it is pleased to announce Essay contest for students in grades 7 through 12. Just submit the essays and you can win $1,000 scholarship. Essay will be judged by the artist, Doug Kornfeld and Museum staff. The winning title and essay will be revealed at a celebration on May 1st, 2016.

The Fitchburg Art Museum is a regional art museum and it was founded in 1925.


The essay contest is open for any grade 7-12 student in North Central Massachusetts.

How to Apply:

For applying the scholarship, the candidates must submit a short essay suggesting a title for the sculpture and explaining why they think it’s a good title.

Essay Guidelines:

  • Essays must be the original work of the student, not copied from other sources or written by anyone else.
  • Essays may not be longer than 200 words.
  • Essays must not have any spelling, punctuation, or grammar errors.
  • Essays must be typed and printed on white paper, using a font no smaller than 12 point, and submitted in hard copy form.
  • The writer’s name, school, grade, home address, and home phone number must be typed in the lower left corner of the essay page. Only one essay per student may be submitted.

Submitting Details:

You can mail essay submission to:
Essay Contest
Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm Street
Fitchburg MA 01420

Award Amount:

The winning essay and author’s name will be displayed on a permanent plaque next to
the sculpture, and the student will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Application Deadline:

Essay submissions must be postmarked by March 1, 2016. Late entries will not be considered for the contest.

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