Patriot’s Pen Contest

PATRIOT’S PEN CONTEST

Uniforms from 1776 to Iraqi Freedom Photo Courtesy of US ArmyThe Patriot’s Pen Essay contest gives students who are enrolled in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades, in public, private, parochial school or home study program, the opportunity to express their opinion in a written essay of 300 to 400 words, on the patriotic theme

‘Are You Proud of Your Country?’.

The first place winner at the local level (Livingston VFW) will be awarded $100, a ‘Liberty Jacket’ and a certificate: Second Place $75.00 and a Certificate, Third Place, $50.00 and a Certificate. All entries receive a Certificate of Participation.

From the local level the winners will move on to District, State and then National, and prizes are awarded at all levels.

Annually, roughly 112,000, students from grades 6-8, enter to win one of several savings bonds totaling $1.2 million, as well as an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the National first place winner.

Essay and entry forms are due to the Post Commander, Denis Wells, no later than November 1, 2011.

Complete rules and entry forms can be obtained from Denis or Sue Wells at 394-2059 or on line at www.vfw.org.


One thought on “Patriot’s Pen Contest

  1. Pingback: MMR H1N1 Seasonal Flu and Financial 911s « Thegardeningsnail’s Weblog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s