Americanism Essay Contest

2012-2013 Essay Theme:  What Does the National Anthem Mean to Me?

  1. Eligible participants must be a student enrolled in the fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth grade during the normal 2012-13 school year, preceding June 30, 2013.  Deadline: Must be submitted by January 10, 2013.
  2. Essay length is not to exceed 250 words.
  3. Essay must be typed or legibly printed in ink.  Also, Essay must be submitted and written (or typed) by the entrant.
  4. Essay must be submitted for judging to the Elks Lodge member in charge of administering the contest at his or her school (address below.)
  5. Entrant must be identified on essay by name, home address, grade, school attended and sponsoring Elks Lodge (Boonton Elks Lodge #1405.)

All entries must be mailed to

Lisa A. Christian, Americanism Chairperson
B. P. O. Elks Lodge #1405
30 Hance Street
Wharton, NJ 07885