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❖   Writing Contest   ❖

Dear Principal/School Director/Valued Educator:

The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame is sponsoring a creative writing contest on the theme “What Makes Northeast Philadelphia Special?” Submissions must be in the form of a written poem, rap, song lyric, or other creative writing piece. The piece must be non-narrative (not an essay or story) and can be any length, from a haiku to a long song or rap.
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Use this for a class project, college portfolio piece, or a way to motivate students about history, their neighborhoods and/or surrounding environment.

  • Have your students submit a poem of any length to by 11:59 PM October 3, 2016
  • They must include student contact information, sponsoring teacher, if any, and school

The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame was established in 2009 to foster the development of civic values and a sense of community in Northeast Philadelphia, along with a greater awareness and appreciation of the area’s rich history, by honoring the lives and accomplishments of its most distinguished citizens. The Hall of Fame is sponsored by Glen Foerd on the Delaware in partnership with Holy Family University, the Historical Society of Frankford, The Northeast Times, Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and Allegra Marketing · Print · Mail.

For more information, visit the Hall of Fame website at or visit us on Facebook at!/pages/Northeast-Philadelphia-Hall-of-Fame/343935285657465.

Thanks for your interest. Please feel free to contact me if you need more information.


Lynn Rotoli
Steering Committee, Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame

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