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  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 The Wasatch County Republican Party Executive Committee will judge the essays. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014.

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