NSA’s Phaedrus Latin Competition: Win Cash Prizes and Scholarships
To promote the study of Latin and help Latin teachers in the classroom, New Saint Andrews College sponsors and runs the Phaedrus Latin Composition Contest. Each year hundreds of high school students participate, promoting healthy competition among schools and students nationwide.
We encourage you to incorporate the contest into your lesson plans this year!
High School Students:
We invite you to join other Latin students across the country in entering your original composition for a chance to win a cash prize or an NSA scholarship!
Getting started is easy. Just go to www.phaedruslatincontest.org. The contest is geared for high school age students, typically 13 to 18 years-old. Student entries are due February 1, 2017.
A top prize of $500 will be awarded for first place. Other cash prizes will be given to the second- and third-place winners, along with honorable mention recognition for other deserving entries. As an encouragement for high school seniors, there’s also $5,000 in scholarships to New Saint Andrews College.
To take part, students submit a 100- to 200-word original fable in Latin, along with an English translation of the submitted piece. Compositions are graded based on the student’s ability to accurately use Latin vocabulary and forms of speech, the student’s creativity in subject matter and writing style.
There’s no cost to you, your school or your students. Learn more at www.phaedruslatincontest.org.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 208-882-1566.