Constitution Day Essay Contest Deadline Is Sept. 21


Constitution Day, Sept. 17, celebrates the U.S. Constitution and the freedoms it protects. The local Constitution Day Essay Contest, sponsored by the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW), is designed to challenge students to learn more about the U.S. Constitution and to express original, thoughtful ideas in essay writing. The topic this year for all grade levels is the system of federalism.

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; and
  • $100 grades 4-6.

The Awards Ceremony is Oct. 1 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. 25 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., Wednesday, Sept. 21. Place your entry in the box marked “Constitution Day Essay Entries” at Aspen Copies, 1907 Central Ave.

For more information and to download guidelines and entry forms, visit Contact contest sponsors at