Bank is inviting students ages 6 through 18 to participate in its
16th annual African American History Contest. The competition
is held each year with the assistance of Radio Disney and Bynums Marketing
& Communications, Inc., in recognition of Black History
Month. It is National City's way to promote
learning and to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans
For Immediate Release
are excited to offer a new dimension to the contest this year,"
said Mark Rendulic, executive vice president, National City Retail
Banking. "Our contest will offer our young people a variety
of ways to express themselves artistically while honoring African
American history makers."
enter, students must complete the following assignment: Select an
African American history maker from Pittsburgh. Use the category
of your choice - Poetry, Essay, Art, Music or Video - to illustrate
how this individual has impacted or influenced Pittsburgh.
essay and art entries must be postmarked by
29, 2008. Video and music entries must
be postmarked by
March 31, 2008.
winners will be announced at a press conference in April.
winners will receive $500, plus $500 for their sponsoring organization.
winners will receive $250.
winners $100. Prizes are awarded in three age categories: Ages
6-9, 10-13 & 14-18.
role models for this year's contest, featured in the advertising
are: Billy Jackson, national award-winning documentarian; Kim El,
poet, actor and playwright; John M. Brewer, writer, historian and
business operator; Kyle Holbrook, mural artist and coordinator of
the National City Martin Luther King, Jr. East Bus Way Mural Project
and Flo Wilson, award-winning vocalist.
can receive an entry form and contest rules by calling 412/644-7772
or visiting www.nationalcity.com/historycontest.
National City Corporation (NYSE: NCC), headquartered in Cleveland,
Ohio, is one of the nation's largest financial holding companies.
The company operates through an extensive banking network primarily
in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan,
Missouri and Wisconsin, and also serves customers in selected markets
nationally. Its core businesses include commercial and retail banking;
mortgage financing and servicing, consumer finance and asset management.
For more information about National City, visit the company's Web
site at www.nationalcity.com.
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