The annual Elks Americanism Essay Contest is a program of the Elks’ Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee, this contest is for students in 5th through 8th grades and is designed to promote interest and reflection on freedom and liberty.
The theme of this year’s essay is:
“Why Our Veterans Are America’s Heroes?”
Eligible participants must be Students enrolled in the 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th grade at the time of the contest.
- Essay length is not to exceed 300 words.
- Essay must be typed or legibly printed in ink. Also, Essay must be submitted as written (or typed) by the entrant.
- Essay must be submitted for judging to the Elks Lodge nearest to the address of the entrant. (Schools in the school districts of Chico, Durham, Biggs, Gridley, Hamilton City and Oroville are in the area)
Student participants must be identified by name, grade, school attending and sponsoring Elks Lodge (Chico Elks Lodge #423) on the Essay.
- Essay should be submitted to Chico Elks Lodge #423 on or before December 15, 2017.
Plaques awarded by the Grand Lodge for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place for national winning essays in Division I and Division II. Winners will be announced at the Grand Lodge Session in San Antonio, Texas, July 1-4, 2018.
Questions & Comments
Questions and comments can be directed to the Chico Elks Lodge #423 Americanism Essay Contest Committee using our contact page.
Online Essay Submission:
UPDATED 12/14 5:00pm File attachment no longer required.
Essays must be received no later than December 15, 2017.
Essays may be submitted using the form below or in person or by mail at the Chico Elks Lodge #423 at 1705 Manzanita Avenue in Chico, CA 95928.
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