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National French Week Contest 2010


In celebration of National French Week (November 4-10, 2010), the Cultural Services of the French Embassy is hosting a Tri-State contest for students in grades pre-K to 12.

This year’s theme will be the French motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité.

Contest Website: http://nycfrench2.ning.com/





National French Week Contest 2010





In celebration of National French Week (November 4-10, 2010), the Cultural Services of the French Embassy is hosting a Tri-State contest for students in grades pre-K to 12.



This year’s topic will be the French motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité



This year, the National French Week Contest is going GREEN.This means that ALL entries must be submitted ELECTRONICALLY(entries may be submitted in French or English).



All students in the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut)
are eligible to participate. Students are allowed to submit one entry only and
all work must be individual.


Students are divided into four categories according to their grade:


K-3rd Grade


4th -6th Grade


7th-9th Grade


10th-12th Grade



K-6th Grade:


Possible Mediums of Expression:


1. Create a song or video about the French motto—may be performed in French or English (entries may not exceed 5 minutes in length).


2. Submit a picture/photograph or design a poster that captures the essence of the French motto (images may be created in programs such as Paint, PhotoShop, Publisher, etc.).


3. Write a poem (no more than 16 lines) or a short story (1200 words maximum) about the French motto—may be written in
French or English.



7th-12th Grade:


Possible Mediums of Expression:


Students in these grades may choose between the 3 mediums listed above or use one of the following formats:


4. Write an essay in which you answer the question: What does the French motto mean to you? How does the French social
structure and government support theses three characteristics? (800 words
maximum—may be written in French or English.


5. Design an outfit inspired by the French motto. YOU MAY ONLY USE THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS: 3 yards
of fabric, safety pins, paper clips, glue, elements from nature (i.e. pine
cones, leaves, rocks, etc.), and any recyclable material (aluminium cans,
newspaper, magazines, toilet paper/paper towel rolls, etc.).


Note: Please select a model for your outfit and submit photographs of the outfit from various angles for judging. You may want to take a few close-up shots of certain detailed elements of the outfit which might be difficult to see in
wider framed photographs.


In addition to the photographs of your outfit, you must submit a detailed list of the materials that you used to create your outfit and the manner in which you
assembled it (i.e. glue, sewing machine, safety pins)—300 word maximum.


6. Choreograph a dance that expresses the three elements of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity (1- 5 minutes).
The dance must be filmed and submitted electronically.



Bon Courage!





PLEASE NOTE: Each student may only submit ONE entry. Copyright infringement or plagiarism of any kind will result in disqualification. All entries become the property of the Cultural
Services of the French Embassy.





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Comments

  • Avant, la notice mentionnait que les résultats seraient annoncés le 10 novembre. Avec la date limite repoussée au 3 décembre, quand est-ce que les soumissions seront jugées? Il faudrait regarder ici pour voir, ou est-ce qu'un courriel serait envoyé? J'ai mis 50 posters sur ma page ici; je voudrais m'assurer que c'est bien là qu'il faut mettre les projets pour qu'ils soient considérés.
  • On va y travailler dès cette semaine à PS 73 avec les 2nd grade... Des productions arts visuels scannées sont-elles appropriées?
  • This looks great and I'd like to involve my daughter's school, but what are they competing for? Prizes? Recognition? Sorry if I missed this somewhere.
  • Là, pour les prix, vous avez raison. J'ai eu un groupe auparavent qui a gagné dans le concours Lafayette. Arranger qu'ils viennent tous les trois à New York avec un parent pour les accompagner sans qu'ils manquent le match de basket/de natation/de hockey sur gazon le même jour... c'est fou!
  • Bonjour et quelques réponses:
    - Paul, oui individuellement. C'est plus simple pour les prix.
    - Monique, les after-schools peuvent participer. Bonne idée. Tu leur en parles ?
    - Christina, les pre-pre-K aussi. Pourquoi pas. Ca serait une première.
    - Philippe, trop complexe à gérer pour moi vu le peu de temps qu'il y a. Si cette version 100% électronique marche,,je proposerai à mes collègues des autres consulats de participer. Pour info, l'état de Washington est rattaché au consulat de San Francisco.
  • J'avais pensé à enrégistrer mes élèves chantant la Marseillaise, mais puisqu'il faut que ce soit un travail individuel, on va penser à autre chose. Ils arrivent lundi!
  • Très intéressant. Il faudrait voir avec EFNY si les cours après l'école peuvent participer.
  • Hi Fabrice;

    I would like Le Petit Paradis Preschool to participate but unfortunately, our kids are too young to be doing the intricate projects. Also, on the Blog it says K classes and higher. If you have any suggestions, I think it would be fun!
    Thanks,
    Christina
  • est-ce que le concours pourrait s'étendre à d'autres états? L'Etat de Washington vient de signer une convention avec l'Académie de Nanters. Ce serait une occasion de faire quelque chose ensemble?
    merci d'avance
    Philippe Boucher
    http://philippe-boucher.com
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