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Patriot’s Pen

Win the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest  You could earn thousands in U.S. Savings Bonds.

Patriot's Pen

 

WHO CAN ENTER:
The Patriot’s Pen program is open to students in grades 6-8, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

 

Patriots Pen Student Entry Form and Brochure 2017 (181 downloads) Patriots Pen Rules and Eligibility (91 downloads)

 

The deadline for the 2017-2018 program is October 31, 2017. The theme for 2017-2018 is: “America’s Gift to my Generation”

 

Students can ask a teacher or youth group leader to supervise their progress in the competition. Then students can contact a local participating VFW Post and established a contact person who is a member of that Post or its Ladies Auxiliary.

JUDGING CRITERIA:

 

Knowledge of the theme is worth 30 points: You must show a thorough knowledge of the theme in your work. Demonstrate you have researched the issue extensively.

Theme development is worth 35 points: Answer all relevant facts about the theme such as the who, what, where, when and why. Relate the theme to your own experiences.

Clarity of ideas is worth 35 points: Write your essay in an easy-to-understand format. Leave your reader with a clear understanding of your explanation of the theme.

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