RICHMOND, Va. - The Virginia War Memorial is seeking entries for the Virginia War Memorial 2020 Veterans Day Student Essay Contest.
The contest is open to all Virginia middle and high school age public, private and home-schooled students.
One winner will be selected from among all middle school entries and one from high school entries.
The topic for the contest is “An American Who Served in The Military During World War II Who Inspires Me.” Essays should be 500-750 words in length and utilize interviews and primary sources whenever possible, contest officials say.
The winners will each receive a $200 gift card and each of their teachers, will earn receive a $100 gift card to purchase classroom supplies. They will also be invited to come to Richmond to read aloud their essays and participate in the Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial on November 11.
The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m., October 11.
For complete information regarding the essay theme, rules, guidelines and how to enter, click here.