CARSON CITY, NV – As our country celebrates Constitution Day (observed today), Governor Sandoval is announcing his statewide poster and essay contest for Nevada school children.
The contest is open to all Nevada school children in grades K thru 12, in district, charter, private or home schools.
“I am excited to be sponsoring this contest for school children throughout Nevada,” Governor Sandoval said. “As a former federal judge and attorney general, I’ve had the opportunity to interpret and learn about the Constitution. I’m hopeful thinking about these questions will be a wonderful learning experience for Nevada’s students.”
To enter, students in grades K thru 3 should create an 11 by 17 poster in any medium focusing on “what the Constitution means to me.” Students in grades 4 and 5 should write a handwritten or typed essay or 250 words or less on “what the Constitution means to me.” Students in grades 6 thru 8 should write a typed, double spaced essay of 500 to 750 words on “why is the Constitution important to our Republic.” Students in grades 9 thru 12 should write a typed, double spaced essay of 750 – 1000 words on “why is the Constitution important to our Republic.”
All entries must include the child’s name, address, home phone number and school. Entries should be mailed to Governor’s Constitution Poster and Essay Contest, P.O. Box 2551, Carson City, NV 89702. All entries must be post marked no later than October 15, 2011.
The awards ceremony will be in the Nevada Room at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City on October 29, 2011. If a winner cannot be present, the Governor will present the award at a later date.
Awards for each grade group are: 1st Place, $100 savings bond, 2nd Place, $50 savings bond, and 3rd Place, $25 savings bond. Private funding will provide the prizes.
“I am looking forward to seeing and reading the entries,” said Sandoval. “This will add to our Nevada Day celebration in the capital.”