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Writing Contest: Patriot’s Pen 2009/2010 — A National Patriotic Writing Competition

October 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Contests & Prizes

One of my favorite mail carriers in the neighborhood, a retired military man, is involved with the local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization. They hold an annual writing contest and he asked me to pass this information along to the students.

The contest is open to 6th, 7th & 8th grade students. Grand prize is a $10,000 savings bond. This year’s theme is “When Is the Right Time to Honor Our Military Heroes?” The deadline is Nov. 1, 2009.

Last year’s winning essay was on the topic of “Why America’s Veterans Should Be Honored.”

To enter the competition, write a 300-400 word essay expressing an interpretation of this year’s assigned patriotic theme. Please contact me if you have any questions, and to find out where the essays can be mailed.

Now get to writing.


Ms. Nancy