Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wasatch County Republican Party
2018 Lincoln Day Essay Contest
Over $300 in Cash Prizes

Categories and Prizes
Middle School: Grades 6-8 ($100)
High School: Grades 9-12 ($120)
Adult: 18-years-old and older (not in high school) ($130)

Abraham Lincoln is described as a compassionate, wise, and 
bold leader who worked tirelessly to unite a divided country. 

These are some of his well-known quotes:

“A house divided against itself cannot stand."

"Malice toward none and charity for all."

"The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend."

“…that government of the people, by the people, for the people 
shall not perish from the earth.”

Using between 500 and 1,500 words, 
write an essay on the following topic:

Select one of the four quotes above, 
and write about its historical context. 
Describe how elected leaders and citizens can apply Lincoln’s message to address some of today's political/social issues and to foster more compassion, trust, and unity in the
United States of America?  

·        The goal of this essay contest is to encourage participants to read and research about the traits and life of Abraham Lincoln and current issues facing the nation.
·        The essay contest is open to all Wasatch County residents in grades 6-12 and adults. Submissions are limited to one per person.
·        Each essay must reflect the contestant’s independent and original thinking, research, and writing.
·        Each contestant must type his/her first and last name at the top of the essay. Names will be removed and replaced by a number before judging takes place.
·        Digital Application: All contestants must complete, attach, and email an Application together with the essay. To complete the digital application, click the following link:

·        Type information into text fields. Minors (participants under age of 18) must have a parent/guardian complete the consent portion at the bottom of the Application. Save Application to desktop as lastname.application.docx, and email as an attachment along with the essay to Essays must be submitted in plain text format.
·        All submissions become the property of the Wasatch Cty. Republican Party.
·        Submission Deadline: Friday, February 16 at midnight 
·        All category winners will receive free admission to the Wasatch County Lincoln Day Breakfast on February 24th at the Soldier Hollow Clubhouse. There they will be recognized and will receive their prize money.
·        If you have questions, please email them to

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