The 2019 Essay Contest for Middle School and High School

                Middle School Lincoln Day Essay Contest 2019

 

Essay Length:  800 words or less

 

Essay Topic:  Please choose from one of the following topics:

 

  1. Immigration, legal and illegal, is a problem that needs solving. Problem solving is an American tradition. First, how would you encourage citizens to sit together for this important discussion and second, what solutions would you propose?

 

                                                          -or-

 

  1. The Constitution is the highest law of the United States. Some interpreters of the Constitution want to say that the meaning of the Constitution is flexible and does not need to mean what the original authors understood it to mean. Others say that the Constitution as a standard can only mean what the original authors intended. Discuss this idea and defend which idea you believe is correct?

 

Who can participate:  Any and all students in Custer County currently in 6th through 8th grade are encouraged to participate.

 

Prizes:  First Prize = $200 Award

             Second Prize = $150 Award

             Third Prize = $100 Award

 

Method:  The top three essays will be chosen by a panel of judges.  Prizes will be awarded at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner sponsored by the Custer County Republican Party on June 1, 2019.  First place winners must deliver their essays at the Lincoln Day Dinner in order to receive their award. All other winners must be present at the dinner to receive their award.

 

Deadline:  The deadline for entries is April 1, 2019.  Any entries received after that date will not be considered.

 

Submission:  Essays should be submitted to J.D. Henrich upstairs in the courthouse at 205 S. 6th Street, Westcliffe, CO.  Or you may mail entries to J.D. Henrich, P.O. Box 518, Westcliffe, CO, 81252.  Please reference the essay contest on the envelope.  Entries must be received or postmarked by April 5, 2019.

 

Important Note:  All essays must be submitted with:

  • Authors Name
  • Authors Date of Birth
  • Current Grade Level
  • Mailing Address
  • Home Phone Number

 

The judging panel reserves the right to reject any and all essays.  Award amounts may vary based upon participation.  This contest is sponsored by the local Republican Party; however, students of any political leaning are encouraged to participate.

                High School Lincoln Day Essay Contest 2019

 

Essay Length:  800 words or less

 

Essay Topic:  Please choose from one of the following topics:

 

  1. Immigration, legal and illegal, is a problem that needs solving. Problem solving is an American tradition. First, how would you encourage citizens to sit together for this important discussion and second, what solutions would you propose?

 

                                                          -or-

 

  1. The Constitution is the highest law of the United States. Some interpreters of the Constitution want to say that the meaning of the Constitution is flexible and does not need to mean what the original authors understood it to mean. Others say that the Constitution as a standard can only mean what the original authors intended. Discuss this idea and defend which idea you believe is correct?

 

Who can participate:  Any and all students in Custer County currently in 9th through 12th grade are encouraged to participate.

 

Prizes:  First Prize = $200 Award

             Second Prize = $150 Award

             Third Prize = $100 Award

 

Method:  The top three essays will be chosen by a panel of judges.  Prizes will be awarded at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner sponsored by the Custer County Republican Party on June 1, 2019.  First place winners must deliver their essays at the Lincoln Day Dinner in order to receive their award. All other winners must be present at the dinner to receive their award.

 

Deadline:  The deadline for entries is April 1, 2019.  Any entries received after that date will not be considered.

 

Submission:  Essays should be submitted to J.D. Henrich upstairs in the courthouse at 205 S. 6th Street, Westcliffe, CO.  Or you may mail entries to J.D. Henrich, P.O. Box 518, Westcliffe, CO, 81252.  Please reference the essay contest on the envelope.  Entries must be received or postmarked by April 5, 2019.

 

Important Note:  All essays must be submitted with:

  • Authors Name
  • Authors Date of Birth
  • Current Grade Level
  • Mailing Address
  • Home Phone Number

 

The judging panel reserves the right to reject any and all essays.  Award amounts may vary based upon participation.  This contest is sponsored by the local Republican Party; however, students of any political leaning are encouraged to participate.