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Essay Session General Information

  1. The Region 11 Essay Session will be held at the University of St. Francis.
  2. Essays submitted must follow the newest rules and guidelines in the IJAS Policy and Procedure Manual published on the IJAS website at www.ijas.org.
  3. Each school may enter up to 10 essays.
  4. Students may compete in Project, Paper or Essay Sessions. Dual entries are not permitted.
  5. All Essays entered must have a single author.
  6. Four hard copies must be submitted along with one electronic copy for regional competition.
  7. Essays must be typed. They should have a Cover Page with the sponsor's signature, a Title Page, a Table of Contents, an Introduction, a Body, a Summary, and a listing of references cited. Essays do not have an Abstract. They should be 1200 - 1500 words in length.
  8. Essays must be stapled in the top left-hand corner and repeat the students last name in the top right-hand corner of each page. Do not use folders.
  9. Follow the citation format found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (fifth edition or later). No footnotes are to be used.
  10. Completed Judging Form must accompany the entry:
    1-2 Essays  ………………………………one judge
    3-4 Essays  ………………………………two judges
    5-6 Essays  ………………………………three judges
    7-8 Essays  ………………………………four judges
    9-12 Essays  ……………………………five judges
    13-16 Essays ……………………………six judges

Schools that do not submit the required amount of judges will have their participate number reduced.

Please note: Judges remain for the full day--Sessions A, B, and C.

It is the responsibility of the teacher/sponsor to see that all requirements and deadlines are met. If an essay fails to meet these requirements and deadlines, the essay will be disqualified and returned to the teacher submitting it.