University of Iowa News Release
April 5, 2006
UI Awards Prizes In Japanese Essay Contest For High School, College Students
High school and college students from around the Midwest competed in a Japanese essay contest sponsored last month by the Japanese program in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students competed in two high school levels and three college levels, and 15 winners were chosen from the 40 submissions.
The authors of the winning essays were invited to an award ceremony with their family, friends and teachers on Saturday, March 25. First place winners received $200 and a collection of books; second place winners received $150 and a collection of books; and third place winners received $100 and a collection of books.
Contest winners, their schools and essay titles are listed below:
High School Level I
High School Level II
College Level I
College Level II
College Level III
The contest was supported by the Consulate General of Japan in Chicago, Japan Forum, UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Asian Languages and Literature.
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