Youth Essay Entry Details

Open to students, ages kindergarten-grade 12. Individual essays may be the product of a classroom assignment or other contest. Entries must be typed, double spaced, corrected, and contain 250-500 words for kindergarten-grade 6 and 500-750 words for grades 7-12. Essays must also address the year’s topic and include the student’s name, address, grade level and teacher’s name. One entry per student.

Deadline For Early Selection: March 1, 2024 – Recipients notified by April 15, 2024
Deadline For General Selection: June 1, 2024 – Recipients notified by September 1, 2024

Winners will receive a George Washington medal and certificate.

2024 Student Essay Topic Grades 7-12:

Why are responsible citizens important to our system of government? What can I do to develop the necessary traits to become one and encourage others to do so as well?

2024 Student Essay Topic Grades K-6:

What are some ways you can work with your family and friends to help keep our country free?

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