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Posted on: April 4, 2018

City sponsors fair housing essay contest

Minot Mayor Chuck Barney announced that the city is sponsoring an essay contest in honor of April being Fair Housing Awareness Month.

The contest theme of “Minot, a place for everyone” encourages eligible students to consider what the Fair Housing Act, which was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968, means to them, including:

  • How does fair housing make Minot a better place to live?
  • What does fair housing mean to you?
  • Has access to fair housing affected you personally?

Contest rules and guidelines:

  • 9th and 10th grade students from Minot High-Central Campus, Nedrose, Bishop Ryan, Our Redeemer’s and South Prairie schools are eligible.
  • One entry per student
  • Entries must be submitted by April 23 to
  • Entries must be the original work of the student and focus on the theme.
  • Essays must be typed in 12-point font, single-spaced, with a maximum of 700 words
  • Essays should include a cover page with the author’s name, address, phone number, grade level, and school name.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three essays:

  • 1st: $100 worth of $25 gift cards from Putt District, Planet Pizza, HighAir Ground, Oak Park Theater.
  • 2nd: $25 gift card to Putt District and $25 gift card to Planet Pizza.
  • 3rd: $25 gift card to Planet Pizza.

For more information on the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, please visit

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