Black History Month Essay Contest

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How to Enter

Submit an original essay addressing the essay topic.
Essays must be written in English, typed and not be longer than 500 words.

To Enter Online:
  • Complete and submit the Online Entry Form.
  • Online entrants complete their Official Entry Form online when they submit their essay.
  • Entries must be received on or before March 7, 2016.
To Enter Via E-mail:
  • Entrants must email a copy of the essay and a completed and signed Official Entry Form to edinfo@cablevision.com.
  • The Official Entry Form can also be mailed separately to
    Cablevision's Optimum Community, 1111 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714.
  • A teacher or guidance counselor from the school the entrant attends must complete the verification of authenticity on the Official Entry Form.
  • Entries must be received and postmarked on or before March 7, 2016.
To Enter By Mail:
  • Entrants must send two copies of the essay and a completed and signed Official Entry Form to
    Cablevision's Optimum Community, 1111 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714.
  • A teacher or guidance counselor from the school the entrant attends must complete the verification of authenticity on the Official Entry Form.
  • Entries must be postmarked on or before March 7, 2016.