This very important Patriotic Contest gave school children in grades 5-8 the opportunity to express views on their pride in America.
Every year the contest starts at the Local Lodge, progresses through District and State levels, and ends with the naming of the National Winners at the Grand Lodge Session - this year in Tampa, FL, in July 2021.

ENTRIES ARE CLOSED - forms are still available below to review for next year (with a different subject!)

Essay submissions will be judged on:

✔Originality: 30 points

✔Development of Theme: 40 points

✔Mechanics and Neatness: 30 points

There are two divisions for judging essays:

✔Division1 - combined 5th & 6th grades

✔Division 2 - combined 7th & 8th grades

A brochure regarding this year's contest, and the entry forms, can be downloaded from the link below. They would be good to review for any youth likely to participate in the fall of 2021. The subject of the essay will be different.

Thank you!

Americanism Committee, Elks Lodge 1108

Questions should be directed to: Stewart Munson, PER, Chair - Americanism Committee

Phone: 415-419-4967    Email: