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Virginia PTA 2018 Citizenship Essay Contest

posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:44 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 6:44 AM ]
Virginia PTA is committed to promoting a sense of citizenship and responsibility in the lives of our children – tomorrow’s leaders. To demonstrate the value that Virginia PTA places on good citizenship, we are proud to sponsor, support, and encourage Virginia students to write an essay for the 2018 Citizenship Essay Contest. This year’s selected theme is “What Does it Mean to Dream Big?”

WHO CAN ENTER?
All Virginia students in grades K through 12 presently enrolled in schools with active PTA/PTSAs in Good Standing may enter. A non-graded Special Writer Division is available and limited to students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines. Qualifying students entering this division create their own essay, but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult.

CRITERIA:
In all categories, adherence to the theme as it relates to CITIZENSHIP, originality, clarity, thought and skill in standard written English will be judged. The theme must be used as the essay title and may not be altered in any way. Students in grades 9 through 12 must write a minimum of 750 words, typed and double-spaced,
in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1” margins.

Application available below and in the Counseling Office.

DEADLINE: Return to PTSA last full week in January 2018 as entries are due to the District Directors by February 1, 2018
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