Attention all students in grades 4-12 who reside in or attend school in Los Alamos County, New Mexico. The annual Constitution Day Essay Contest is underway. Write a winning essay and win cash; $300 high school; $200 middle school and $100 grades 4-6. The contest is sponsored by the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW).
Constitution Day, Sept. 17, celebrates the U.S. Constitution and the freedoms it protects. The Constitution Day Essay Contest is designed to challenge students to learn more about the U.S. Constitution and to express original, thoughtful ideas in essay writing. Essays will be judged on how completely and clearly the ideas are stated and supported. Grammar, spelling and punctuation will also be considered.
The Awards Ceremony will take place on October 5, 2019, at the Constitution Day Dinner sponsored by the Republican Party of Los Alamos. The dinner will be at Cottonwood on the Greens restaurant. Winners will be notified by September 25, 2019 and are invited along with one guest each to attend the dinner at no cost. The winners will be invited, but not required, to read their essays at the dinner. Winners are not required to attend the event. Entries may be submitted beginning Sept. 11 and are due no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23. Place your entry in the box marked “CONSTITUTION DAY ESSAY ENTRIES” at Aspen Copies, 1907 Central Ave., Los Alamos. For more information and to download guidelines and entry forms, visit constitutiondaycontest.com. Contact contest sponsors at: email@example.com.