Montreal Press Club

Montreal Press Club

November 28, 2006 10:56 ET

The Montreal Press Club Continues: Nation's Richest Essay Competition

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 28, 2006) - The Montreal Press Club and participating sponsors are pleased to announce the second annual launching of the Robert Stewart Essay Competition for full-time undergraduates studying journalism, communications or public relations at an accredited Canadian university or community college.

With prizes of $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000, it is believed to be the richest essay competition available to Canadian students on an annual basis. The competition closes on January 31, 2007. Essays must run between 1,000 and 1,200 words in English or French. Winners will be announced on March 15, 2007. This year's topic is "Honour". Contest rules and entry forms can be found on the Montreal Press Club web site at www.mpc-cjm.org.

The competition is intended to encourage the art of essay-writing among a rising generation of communications and to honour the memory of Robert Stewart, a much-loved member and long-serving officer of the Montreal Press Club who died in 2003. Stewart was a professional journalist, author and essayist whose work gained him widespread respect both inside and outside the journalistic community. Some of his best writing appeared in the Royal Bank Letter, a popular publication featuring brilliantly erudite essays on a broad range of topics that reached some 750,000 readers every month in Canada and abroad. Examples of this work can be found on the Royal Bank web site at www.rbc.com.

The Robert Stewart Essay Competition is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada, the Railway Association of Canada, and The Montreal Gazette.

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