ESSAY CONTEST APPLICATION 2019
The Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business and Professionals is pleased to once again recognize the outstanding achievement of our Luso-Canadian youth, from the Province of Ontario, with the 2019 edition of its Essay Contest with multiple prizes of $250 courtesy of our many generous sponsors. Awards will be presented at the Consulate General of Portuguese in Toronto at a ceremony to be held in June during Portuguese Heritage Month in Canada.
To be eligible students must be residents of Ontario, and enrolled in Grades 7-12.
Students must also meet the Portuguese descendent requirements listed at the end of the application.
Entries must be based on the questions above and can be written in either English or Portuguese.
Essay must be double-spaced and cannot exceed 500 words.
Students may submit one essay in each language but can only win one prize.
Essays must be submitted in PDF format only.
Your application must be submitted electronically within this application by MARCH 31, 2019 DEADLINE.
Emailed documents will not be accepted.
Incomplete Applications will NOT be processed.
*MUST attend the presentation ceremony at the Portuguese Consulate in June (date to be confirmed)
*MUST participate alongside the FPCBP delegation in the 2019 Portugal Day Parade in June in Toronto
* Required Fields.
1. Applicants Name
2. Contact Information
Address Line 2
State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
Papua New Guinea
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Sao Tome and Principe
United Republic of Tanzania
Country / Region
3. LEVEL OF CURRENT ENROLLMENT (Complete only one in Section 3.)
a) Elementary School, Grade 7-8
Name of Elementary School
b) High School, Grades 9-12
Name of High School
4. Teacher's Name
5. Attach a headshot photograph of yourself (in .jpg format only)
Please check ONLY ONE of the boxes for the question you are submitting an essay for.
1) How has my Portuguese heritage been an influence in my life?
2) How can our community attract youth to participate in Portuguese Canadian cultural and social initiatives?
Attach ESSAY below ( in .PDF format only)
7. JUDGING PROCESS
Prizes will be awarded based on a candidate’s full application file, which best fits the aims and goals of promoting education and excellence in the Portuguese community in Ontario.
All submissions will be scored by an expert panel of educators formed as "The FPCBP Essay Selection Committee", whom bring a wide representation of academic expertise and experience. They are an INDEPENDENT group at arms length from the FPCBP Executive and the Board of Directors (who in no way influence or participate in the judging process).
The committee members take this competition very seriously and look for the best student applications to ensure the integrity and recognition of academic excellence and merit. If a committee member comes across a student they know, or have worked with, they recuse themselves from voting on that applicant’s file.
I, (applicants name)
I reside in Canada, I am a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada, and if it is the case that I am studying outside Ontario, my Permanent Residence is in Ontario. The FPCBP may request Proof of Permanent Residency in Ontario
I was born in Portugal OR at least one of my parents is of Portuguese origin
I acknowledge that the FPCBP Essay Selection Committee is relying upon the information provided herein and should this information be found to be incorrect or misleading, it will result in my disqualification as an applicant
I state that I have complied with all of the outlined provisions in this application
I understand that if a Prize is awarded to me and it is later determined that this application contained false information, I will be required to return the prize
I agree that if I am awarded a prize, the FPCBP can publish my name and photograph on their Website and Social Media platforms
I acknowledge that I must attend the FPCBP Essay Contest Award's Ceremony in June at the Portuguese Consulate in Toronto
I acknowledge that I must participate alongside the FPCBP delegation in the 2019 Portugal Day Parade in June in Toronto
Online Application and Essay Document must be submitted electronically by MARCH 31, 2019.
1. We thank everyone for submitting an application but only the selected winners will be contacted.
2. All applications once submitted become the property of the FPCBP.
3. Awards will be presented at the FPCBP Essay Contest Awards Ceremony taking place in June at the Portuguese Consulate in Toronto.
4. If you acquire any issues completing this application, please send an email to email@example.com or call FPCBP Office at (416) 537-8874
Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business and Professionals
1136 College Street, Toronto, ON M6H 1B6
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org · Website: www.fpcbp.com · Social Media: @FPCBP
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