For Love of Country Writing Contest

The Alexandria Library and the For Love of Country Foundation present the 3rd Annual Essay and Poetry contest, "What Does 'Fair and Effective' Governing Mean In a Democracy?"

 

Rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders – enter "For Love of Country: In My Own Words," an essay and poetry contest, and win up to $100! Just create an essay or poem on the topic: "What Does 'Fair and Effective' Governing Mean In a Democracy?"


Entries are due by September 1, 2017 at 5 p.m.

 

 Rules and Guidelines

1) All students entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade, as of September, 2017 are eligible for the contest.

2) All work submitted must be original work.

3) One entry per student is permitted (one essay or one poem).

4) Work will be judged based on the following:

Essay will be judged on: originality and creativity, persuasiveness, clarity, coherence and organization, grammar and spelling.

Poetry will be judged on: originality and creativity, relevance to contest topic, clarity and coherence, spelling.

5) Submit one copy of your work to your nearest Alexandria Library location, online using the form below, or by email at iwest@alexlibraryva.org by September 1st.

6) Essay/poem must be accompanied with a completed cover sheet.

7) The winners will be notified by October 3; prizes will be awarded during the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Beatley Central Library.

8) Essays/poems will not be returned.

 

 Awards

Alexandria Library will distribute multiple awards in each of the following categories:

  • $100 Gold
  • $50 Silver
  • $25 Bronze
  • Certificates of Merit

 Submit Entry Online