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My name is Paula Ludwig and I am the West Columbia Executive Assistant for the Atlantic Institute/South Carolina Dialogue Foundation. The Atlantic Institute is a non-profit organization. Its goal is to promote dialogue among people and issues that pertain to their lives. Atlantic Institute's mainstay is to engage in educational activities about social and cultural matters. One of the main activities of the foundation is an Art and Essay Contest for Middle School and High School students in South Carolina. The contest theme for this year is "Social Connections: Maintaining Humanity in the Age of Social Media." Middle and high-school students in the state of South Carolina are invited to submit original artwork and/or essays. The Deadline is the beginning of March 2021. We would like to ask if you would be one of our Essay judges for this year’s Annual Art & Essay contest. If you honor us by accepting, we would ask you to evaluate around 25 essays in March 2021 in the first round of evaluation, and then we may ask you to evaluate about 10 more essays for the second round of evaluations. We will provide you with a log-in to the website and this can be done anytime from any computer.

The judges can not be Elementary, Middle or High School Teachers in the state of South Carolina or know of a student who is entering the contest. You may research this contest at this link: Please feel free to get a hold of me if you have any questions and/or concerns. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Please send me the best contact information (e-mail, phone number) that would work for us to reach you if you are interested. Thank you for taking the time to consider this.


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Mission Statement

Seeking and creating opportunities for dialogue between individuals and communities. Contributing to the local and global peace by promoting values such as; respect, acceptance, dialogue, love, richness of faith and culture over centuries of time. At Atlantic Institute, we approach our world with realistic optimism to build a better future for tomorrow. We believe that small positive actions can make significant changes in our lives and the world We choose to face the challenges of our world by offering solutions through dialogue and education as well as organizing cultural activities and humanitarian works.


We live in a global world that requires understanding, goodwill, and peace among all of humanity, and it is an important goal that we must work toward. The social media, internet, and other communication tools provide many different ways of interacting with others. People from different geographies and cultures are now in constant communication. While engaging with others in far distances, we are neglecting to communicate with the people we live with in our same community. The concept of friendship and neighborhood has changed dramatically. Someone could make a friend from the other part of world and culture through social media while not seeking to ask the next door neighbor's name.

Atlantic Institute was founded to bridge the deep gap of social interaction, to promote respecting differences, and to commit to the common good in the State of South Carolina.

The volunteers and members of Atlantic Institute want to put "the American Dream" into practice as in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: "The American Dream, the dream of men of all races, creeds, national backgrounds, living together as brothers." Volunteers and members of Atlantic Institute pursue happiness in the happiness of others through volunteerism and philanthropy. Atlantic Institute members and volunteers have been working diligently to fulfill the above mentioned principles in the State of South Carolina.

We sincerely hope that you enjoy coming to our many events that we put together and continue to help us share in dialogue.

Dr. Akif Aydin, President

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


Wed Mar 02, 2022 - Wed Apr 27, 2022


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English
  • Reading / Writing
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • As long as it takes YOU to read 25 Essays

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