SCHROON LAKE - The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society's fifth annual Grace Hudowalski Essay Contest will begin Feb. 1 and end April 26.
The purpose of the contest is to increase knowledge and awareness of the history and environment issues in and around the towns of Schroon and North Hudson.
The contest encourages oral history with interviews, photos and documents whenever possible.
In the 11-14 age group age group, the first place winner for best overall essay will receive a two-week campership at POKO-Moonshine/POKO-MacCready, second place winner will receive $200 and third place winner $50.
In the 15-18 age group, the first place winner for best overall essay will receive $1,000, second place $500 and third place $200.
Awards of $50 each will go to two individuals for their runner-up essays. Awards will be given to the best essays in either category, historical or environmental.
Materials will be distributed end of January to Mountainside Christian Academy and Schroon Lake Central School.
For additional information contact Loris Clark at 532-0533.
The contest is sponsored by the 46r Conservation Trust and The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society.
Awards will be given at the Strawberry Festival June 19 at the Schroon Lake Boathouse Theater.