Middletown Historical Society announces

2023 Historical Research Paper Contest.

Contest open to 10th, 11th, 12th grade for students living in the Appoquinimink school district.

$3,361 in cash prizes to be awarded

The Middletown Historical Society is conducting its sixth annual historical research paper competition, with papers to be submitted on or before March 30, 2023.  The Board of Directors has established $3,361 to be paid in cash prize awards that will be distributed to place winners.  The Society is offering this competition to build student interest in Middletown history, and to introduce them to the joy and satisfaction of ferreting out a story from long-forgotten facts and sources.  This year’s focus will be on oral histories.  The students will conduct an oral history interview.  The interviewee shall be selected from a list provided.  The rules of the competition are now posted here and the judging matrix is here.  Registration for the contest begins January 5, 2023 and closes February 2, 2023.