Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Missouri Peace Officers Foundation 8th Grade Essay Contest

A short post about an essay contest about which I just received information:

The 21st Annual "Why I will say NO to alcohol, drugs, and tobacco!" 8th grade essay contest, sponsored by the Missouri Peace Officers Foundation has begun. The contest is open to all eighth-grade public or private school students in Missouri enrolled during the 2012-2013 school year.
  • Entries should be a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 750 words, and should address the theme: "Why I will say NO to alcohol, drugs, and tobacco!"
  • All entries must be submitted with an entry form (you can get a copy from Mr. Maerke) and must be signed by the student.
  • All entries must be received no later than March 1, 2013. All winners will be notified through their schools, by phone or by mail.
  • PRIZES: First place - $500, Second place - $200, Third place - $100. Five cash prizes will be awarded in each of the Eastern and Western halves of the state, for a total of ten prizes.
Unfortunately, the Missouri Peace Officers Foundation does not offer online entry forms or submissions, so everything must be done on paper and through the mail. If you would like to participate, I will be more than happy to help you work through the development of the essay, and each step along the way throughout the writing process. Just ask, and I'll make the time.

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