Win the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest You could earn thousands in U.S. Savings Bonds.
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 (8 downloads) Patriots Pen Rules and Eligibility (6 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.
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.