UNION WRITING CONTEST
Since 2003, the New York Hotel Trades Council has held an annual writing contest for high school students who have a parent who belongs to our union. Cash prizes are offered for three categories of writing: essay, poetry, and fiction/non-fiction narrative. In addition, one category winner is selected as the best overall entry, and other prizes are awarded for honorable mentions. An impartial committee of judges determines the winners.
Support for the writing contest is provided by the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation. Donald Rubin is the son of Jay Rubin, who was the first president of the New York Hotel Trades Council and led it for its first 40 years. The writing contest was instituted with a two-fold purpose: to promote creativity among the children of members of our Union, and to reinforce and expand the foundation's central mission, which is to fund innovative efforts to transform society's institutions and to empower individuals to develop their full potential.
Check the print version of the hotel voice for updates about scholarships or click here http://hotelworkers.org/news/category/hotel-voice/ for news on any upcoming scholarships programs and how to apply.
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