The Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee selected “What is your American Dream” as the theme for our Americanism Contest this year. In addition, there are some exciting changes to announce! Rather than have only two divisions, the contest is now expanded to four divisions for a more fair competition. Also, monetary prizes have been added.
Americanism Essay Contest Outline by Steve Buttress, Americanism Chairman
Americanism Essay Contest Details and Application
The four divisions will be determined by grade level: Fifth grade, sixth grade, seventh grade, and eighth grade. First place in each division wins $1,000, second place wins $500, and third place wins $250.
Essays should be turned in to their Local Lodge for judging no later than December 15, 2022. Remember the date, because if you miss your deadline, your essay will be ineligible to win. Keep in mind that you should send your essay to the Elks Lodge nearest your home, and only to one Lodge! Each level of judging will send the top three in each division to be judged on the next level. The deadlines for each level of judging are:
• Student sends essay to Local Lodge: No later than December 15, 2022