District entries will be judged by the respective District Children and Youth Chairman, and sent to Department Headquarters, postmarked by January 29, Local Posts should begin working with their schools and home-schooled students in their community in September each year.
Local and District Contest awards, if any, will be the responsibility of the individual Posts and Districts. Deadline for submission of the District winner must be certified and forwarded to Department Headquarters, postmarked not later than January 22, The subject will pertain to personal interpretation of what the United States flag represents to the individual, based on facts from the United States Flag Code.
Individual Legion Posts will forward one winning entry to their District Children and Youth Chairman, with signed Participation Application, postmarked by January 2, The written essay will be no more than words and will be limited to one full page, double-spaced, typewritten, pitch, and must be the original effort of the contestant.
Each of the three Department finalists will be recognized in the same manner as other youth champions and the top three winners will be invited to read their winning essay at the Department Convention. Other objectives of the contest include the ability to gain knowledge of flag etiquette and respect for the flag.
The purpose of The American Legion of Iowa Essay contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation for the United States Flag on the part of elementary-level students. When consulting with any youth participating in an authorized event, TWO adults will be present.
Participants shall be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be students enrolled in the fifth grade in a public, parochial, military, private or state accredited home-school. This policy applies to all official programs and events recognized by The American Legion of Iowa.
Local contests will be conducted and judged by the local sponsoring Legion Post, and the winning essay, along with certification form completed, will be forwarded as follows: As a resource for teachers who want to invite the veterans into the classroom prior to participation or as an introduction of the contest, Posts may also offer the classroom teacher:Essay contest winners recognized Post Indiana, Pennsylvania The Daughters of the American Revolution recently congratulated “Americanism” essay contest winners at St.
Bernard School, White Township. Since the inception of the Department of Pennsylvania state Essay Contest inThe American Legion has awarded well over $, in scholarships, while local American Legion Posts, counties, Districts and Sections have also offered suitable awards and prizes for their respective best essay winners.
The American Legion of Iowa. Fifth Grade Flag Essay Contest Participation Application. Section I – This MUST be attached to EACH ESSAY SUBMITTED! Essay Contest – George Mason Chapter Philip Klote – 1st Place Local.
Essay Contest – Colonel Grayson Chapter Bradley Magee – 1st Place Local ($) Essay Contest – District of Columbia SAR *Gabriella Grimaldi – 1st Place State ($1,), *Moving on to National competition in July.
Loca l contest s wil l b e conducte d an d judge d b y th e local sponsoring Legion Pos t, and the winning essay, along with certification form completed, will be forwarded as follows: Individual Legion Posts will forward one winning entr y to their District Children and Youth Chairman, with signed Participation Application, postmarked by January 2.
DAR recognizes Good Citizens, essay contest winner National Society Daughters of the American Legion member Amy Nation presents Woodland High School senior Carah Camron with her Good Citizenship Award.Download