Tuesday, October 10, 2006

National Essay Contest

When an Apple a Day Isn't Enough" National Essay Contest
September 5 - October 31, 2006

Do you think all children should have access to health care? If so, tell us why! (online or by mail)

In this contest, children and young adults ages 9-18 are asked to explain how the ability to obtain the health services they need affects their lives and the lives of those around them. The essay contest starts on September 5, 2006, and ends at 11:59 pm EST on October 31, 2006.

Winners of the contest will be selected from two age groups in each state—9 through 13 and 14 through 18. State winners will receive $250 in cash, and winning essays will be published in a Campaign booklet.

The Grand Prize winners will receive $2,500 and and an overnight trip to Washington, D.C. (along with his or her parent or legal guardian) for a special awards ceremony in February 2007. One teacher or program facilitator for each Grand Prize winner will also receive an overnight trip to Washington, D.C. and will be recognized with his or her student at the awards ceremony. Finally, the school or organization that submits the most entries will receive a $2,000 cash award for school supplies.


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