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YOU TOO CAN WIN!

WHO CAN ENTER: The Patriot's Pen program is open to students in grades 6-8, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

HOW TO ENTER:

Get this years application here....

The deadline for submissions for the 2013-2014 is November 1, 2013, and the updated entry form should be available by April 1, 2013.
The theme for 2013-2014 is: "What Patriotism Means to Me"

Students can ask a teacher or youth group leader to supervise their progress in the competition. Then students can contact a local participating VFW Post and established a contact person who is a member of that Post or its Ladies Auxiliary. It is time to start drafting the essay, it must be no less than 300 words and cannot exceed 400 words and should be submitted to the Post, along with the completed Patriot's Pen entry form no later than the November 1 deadline.

JUDGING CRITERIA:

Knowledge of the theme is worth 30 points: You must show a thorough knowledge of the theme in your work. Demonstrate you have researched the issue extensively. Theme development is worth 35 points: Answer all relevant facts about the theme such as the who, what, where, when and why. Relate the theme to your own experiences.

Clarity of ideas is worth 35 points: Write your essay in an easy-to-understand format. Leave your reader with a clear understanding of your explanation of the theme.

This years theme is.........................

What Patriotism Means to Me

 

WINNERS of the 2012-2013 PATRIOTS PEN COMPETITION



1st Place,   $500
Madison Sullivan
Lama Post 26, District 7

2nd Place, District 8,  $300
Brian Bullis
Chili Post 412, District 8

3rd Place,  $200
Christopher McCarthy
Brewester Post 672, District 2

4th Place,  $100
Amber Mahoney
Yaphank Post 6194, District 1


4th Place,  $100
Andrew Kiner
Clifton Park Post 1498, District 3

4th Place,  $100
Madison Yott
Watertown Post 1400, District 4

4th Place,  $100
Bryon Halstead
Phoenix Post 5540, District 5

4th Place,  $100
Collin Wood
Mayville Post 8647, District 6