Youth Essay Contest

Open to all elementary, middle and high school students. 

Essay Question: Many state have implemented Voter ID laws. Please describe one of the purposes of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did to protect a person's right to vote?

Contest Rules:

  • The essay must be no more than 250 words
  • Middle & High School entries must be typed, double spaced in 12pt. font. Elementary school entries may be typed or handwritten.
  • One entry per student.
  • Entries must include student's name, grade level, school, home address, and contact phone number. 
  • Winners will be chosen from each category. 

Award: $200 U.S. Savings Bond

Deadline: December 16th, 2016

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