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 also will be considered. The judging is blind.
Students in grades 4-12 who reside in or attend school in Los Alamos County may enter. Winners receive a cash award.
- $300 high school
- $200 middle school
- $100 grades 4-6
The Awards Ceremony is Sept. 25 at the Constitution Day Dinner sponsored by the Republican Party of Los Alamos. The dinner will be at Cottonwood on the Greens. Winners will be notified by Sept. 18 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 are due no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. Place your entry in the box marked “Constitution Day Essay Entries” at Aspen Copies, 1907 Central Ave.
The contest is sponsored by the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW). For more information and to download guidelines and entry forms, visit constitutiondaycontest.com. Contact contest sponsors at firstname.lastname@example.org.