When consulting with any youth participating in an authorized event, TWO adults will be present. Local and District Contest awards, if any, will be the responsibility of the individual Posts and Districts.
This policy applies to all official programs and events recognized by The American Legion of Iowa. The written essay will be no more than words and will be limited to one full page, double-spaced, typewritten, pitch, and must be the original effort of the contestant.
Other objectives of the contest include the ability to gain knowledge of flag etiquette and respect for the flag. All contestants must be students enrolled in the fifth grade in a public, parochial, military, private or state accredited home-school.
The subject will pertain to personal interpretation of what the United States flag represents to the individual, based on facts from the United States Flag Code.
Deadline for submission of the District winner must be certified and forwarded to Department Headquarters, postmarked not later than January 22, Local Posts should begin working with their schools and home-schooled students in their community in September each year. The purpose of The American Legion of Iowa Essay contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation for the United States Flag on the part of elementary-level students.
Participants shall be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States.
Local contests will be conducted and judged by the local sponsoring Legion Post, and the winning essay, along with certification form completed, will be forwarded as follows: Individual Legion Posts will forward one winning entry to their District Children and Youth Chairman, with signed Participation Application, postmarked by January 2, Each of the three Department finalists will be recognized in the same manner as other youth champions and the top three winners will be invited to read their winning essay at the Department Convention.
As a resource for teachers who want to invite the veterans into the classroom prior to participation or as an introduction of the contest, Posts may also offer the classroom teacher: District entries will be judged by the respective District Children and Youth Chairman, and sent to Department Headquarters, postmarked by January 29, Kentucky youth wins 81st American Legion Oratorical Contest American Legion National Oratorical Contest - Carlissa Frederich - Assigned Topic American Legion National Oratorical Contest - Nathan York - Assigned Topic.
American Legion Post 89 in Pella recognized 5th graders in Pella for participating in the annual Flag Essay Contest. Three winners were chosen: 3rd place – Kelsey Tauke, 2nd place – J.J.
Since the inception of the Department of Pennsylvania state Essay Contest inThe American Legion has awarded well over $, in scholarships, while local American Legion Posts, counties, Districts and Sections have also offered suitable awards.
Loca l contest s wil l b e conducte d an d judge d b y th e local sponsoring Legion Pos t, and the winning essay, along with certification form completed, will be forwarded as follows: Individual Legion Posts will forward one winning entr y to their District Children and Youth Chairman, with signed Participation Application, postmarked by January 2, The American Legion - Department of Illinois, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion are co-sponsors of this AMERICANISM ESSAY CONTEST.
It's purpose is to aid the schools of Illinois in the teaching of AMERICANISM and GOOD CITIZENSHIP.
THREE CLASSES The contest is divided into the following three classes. The winning essays in the above class receive $, $ and $ respectively. The first-place essay is now forwarded to the district level for competition. Congratulations to the winners, and a big thank you to everyone who participated in the contest.
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