American Mothers, Inc., a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing and honoring the spirit and multi-faceted job of motherhood, has kicked off their Annual 5th Grade Essay Contest campaign.
Every year, American Mothers, Inc. sponsors the contest for fifth grade students from the public, private and home school sectors. The essay topic, “What My Mother Means to Me” is meant to inspire students to be creative, original, and promote writing skills all while honoring the relationship between mother and child. “This contest is way for children to express how much their moms impact their lives,” says Renee Dunifon, chair of the 5th Grade Essay Contest. “It also coincides with American Mother’s mission of reach, teach, and honor.” Essays may be completed as teacher assigned work, home school assignments or as an extra-curricular activity.
The contest runs through February 20th. All essays should be 150 words or less and hand written on standard notebook paper in black ink. Each American Mothers, Inc. state chapter will choose a winner. One national winner will be chosen from the first place winners from each state and all winners will be announced at the end of March to allow for recognition in time for Mother’s Day.
Entry forms for the contest along with additional rules can be downloaded from the American Mother’s, Inc. website.