All Illinois students in the 7th and 8th grades, 9th and 10th
grades, and 11th & 12th grades are invited to participate in this
contest. Home schoolers will be competing at their own grade level
according to age. Deadline date for entering the Americanism Essay
contest is February 5, 2017.
State level cash awards are given in Class I – 7th & 8th grades -
$100.00 to $200.00; Class II - 9th & 10th grades - $100.00 -
$200.00; and Class III – 11th & 12th grades - $300 - $1,200.00
Monetary awards are also given on the Unit and District level.
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Lincoln Unit #263 will be awarding $20.00 to each class winner, $15.00 to second
place winners, and $10.00 to third place winners. Winning essays will be
forwarded to District for judging.
Pamphlets with rules for the 2017 Americanism Essay Contest may be obtained from
teachers at the grade school level and guidance counselors at the high school,
or Unit #263 Americanism Chairman, Diane Farmer @217-871-1179.
[Diane Farmer, American Legion