Curtiss Explorers Essay contest

What is the Curtiss Explorers Club?
The Curtiss Explorers Club is a research program that offers kids the opportunity to make unique and fun historical discoveries while learning how to be research experts. Students search for a forgotten person or animal in history that has made a positive impact on their community, our nation or the world.

prizes include:
1st Place: Laptop
2nd Place: iPad Mini
3rd Place: Bluetooth Speaker

If you are in middle school or age 11‑13 and you live in Miami‑Dade County, please use this form to participate:

  • Please enter a number from 11 to 13.
  • Please copy paste your Essay here
Click here to read the Curtiss Explorers Essay Contest Guidelines

What is the Curtiss Explorers Club?
The Curtiss Explorers Club is a research program that offers kids the opportunity to make unique and fun historical discoveries while learning how to be research experts. Students search for a forgotten person or animal in history that has made a positive impact on their community, our nation or the world.

Why Should Anyone Care About an Unsung Hero/Shero?
There are many people and animals that have made a positive and significant impact in their communities or their country but are not widely known and have not received appropriate recognition for their efforts. It’s time to expand our history to include those who have been overlooked for far too long.

Where are Unsung Heroes and Sheroes Found?
Everywhere! Maybe in a book or an article, or in a reference to someone in a movie or television program? The Internet? A family member? Exploring is part of the fun! Just look around. They really are everywhere and just waiting to be discovered by a Curtiss Explorer.

Would You Like to Be a Curtiss Explorer?
Are you in middle school or age 11‑13?
Do you live in Miami‑Dade County?

Although the Miami-Dade Library System is not an official sponsor, we urge students to use their local Library for research!

Contest Details
To enter, send your 300 500 word essay with a thesis statement and at least three bibliographic citations to curtissmansion.com/explorers by March 5, 2019. Ten finalists will be chosen and invited to present their work* at the Curtiss Mansion in Miami Springs on April 25. The awards ceremony will take place on May 21 at the Curtiss Mansion.

*Each of the 10 finalists has up to 10 minutes to present their work on April 25 and may use visual aids such as images or a display board in order to support their work. A projector and laptop will be made available for the judging events on April 25 in order for the finalists to present their work.

The 10 finalists will be asked to come to the award ceremony on May 21st which is also Glenn Curtiss’ Birthday! Winners will be announced at that time. The family will be invited for the ceremony and light refreshments will be provided.
1st Place: Laptop
2nd Place: iPad Mini
3rd Place: Bluetooth Speaker

Employees of the Curtiss Mansion, contest judges, mentors and immediate family members of any such persons are not eligible to participate.