Moms – if you asked your fifth grader to describe you, what would they say? Would they talk about how you read to them, take care of them when they’re sick or help them with their homework? Now’s your chance to find out. American Mothers, Inc., a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of families and strengthening the foundations of family and home, has kicked off their Annual 5th Grade Essay Contest campaign for 2011.
Each year, this contest is sponsored by American Mothers, Inc. and fifth grade students are asked to submit creative and original essays dedicated to a theme of “What My Mother Means to Me”. Students can be in public school, private school or home school and essays may be completed as teacher assigned projects, home school assignments or as an extra-curricular activity.
All essays are due February 20, 2011 and a teams of judges will choose winners on a state level. Those first place entries will then be forwarded on to the national judges, who will select one national winner, who will receive a monetary prize. National judging will take place at the end of March and winners will be announced during April 2011 to allow each state enough time to recognize the award recipients in time for Mother’s Day.
It would be fantastic to have a Long Island student as a winner! For instructions on how to enter, visit their website and download the instructions and entry form. Good luck!