From now to Jan. 2, 2012, The Horace Mann Companies are sponsoring a photo contest for teachers and school administrators on their “Abe Across America” Facebook page, giving these applicants the opportunity to win a Horace Mann-Lincoln Fellowship. This special teaching fellowship gives 50 educators the opportunity to study the life and times of President Abe Lincoln’s in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois. The fellowship covers travel costs, hotel accommodations and meals.
“The Horace Mann-Lincoln Fellowship gives teachers and school administrators a once-in-a-lifetime chance to immerse themselves in Lincoln’s life and times,” said Horace Mann Chief Marketing Officer Steve Cardinal. “Past fellows have told us they take back lessons from this important time in American history that have value across many subjects and grade levels, so this is a program for all K — 12 teachers and administrators. When talking to the fellows, they praise the historians, the library, the museum, and the accommodations. They are simply amazed by the wealth of information and the special treatment provided by the ALPLM staff and Horace Mann.”
Teachers and school administrators must submit a photo and answer a question in less than 100 words. They can then spread the word about their entry to gain votes. 10 entries will the highest votes will automatically be named Lincoln Fellows, and the remaining 40 spots will be chosen by a panel of independent judges.