Thursday, January 9, 2014

2014 Lincoln Day Essay Contest - $600 in Prizes


Wasatch County Republican Party
2014 Lincoln Day Essay Contest - $600 in Cash Prizes

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address: 
"What lessons should Americans today draw from the Gettysburg Address?"

·       Using between 500 and 1,500 words answer the question "What lessons should Americans today draw from the Gettysburg Address?”

·       Submissions are limited to one per person is open to all Wasatch County residents. 

·       Each essay must reflect the contestant’s own research, writing and original thinking.

·       Prizes: 
o   $200 cash prize for the overall winner 
o   $100 cash prize to the winner in each of the following categories:
§  Elementary Student Category: Students in 4th grade and younger
§  Intermediate/Middle School Category: Students in 5th grade to 8th grade
§  High School Category: Students in 9th grade to 12th grade

§  Adult Category: Adults 18 years of age and older


·       All winners will receive VIP seating at the Wasatch County Lincoln Day Breakfast on February 8th at Soldier Hollow where they will present their essays and receive their prize.

·       Deadline for submissions is February 2nd, 2014.  Essays should be submitted in plain text format via email to aarongabrielson@gmail.com.  Include your full name, student grade if applicable, address, phone number and email address with your submission. Essays will be posted on the Wasatch GOP website at http://www.wasatchgop.com. The Wasatch County Republican Party Executive Committee will judge the essays. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014.


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