Scholarships and Contests
Help Write the Next
Oregon Blue Book!
Oregon Secretary of State
Jeanne Atkins is asking students to be part of Oregon’s historical record
by helping to write the next Oregon Blue Book.
This year, Oregon’s Blue Book will focus on Oregon’s outdoor
recreational activities with a color insert celebrating the Pacific Crest Trail
by engaging for the second time, Oregon’s elementary, middle and high school
students in a Blue Book essay contest.
Here are the topics for each
School: What is your favorite thing to do in Oregon’s great outdoors? Describe
a fun memory of spending time outdoors in Oregon.
School: Oregon is a great place to play outdoors. You can camp, raft, ski,
hike, boat, surf or just take a walk. If you have a friend coming to visit you
in Oregon, who has never been here before, where would you take them for a fun
outdoor activity and what would you do?
School: What recommendations do you have for Oregon’s leaders about how to
improve people’s access to outdoor recreation? Why is outdoor recreation an
important part of Oregon’s identity?
The selected essays will be
included in the Oregon Blue Book and the writers will be invited to the Capitol
for the Blue Book release and celebration.
Entries can be
Mary Beth Herkert, State
Oregon State Archives
800 Summer St. NE
Salem, OR 97310
The deadline for submissions
to the Secretary of State is Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.