Nevada’s motto All for Our Country is the theme of this year’s Nevada Day poster and essay contest open to students from kindergarten through 12th grade in district, charter, private or home schools. The contest includes four categories depending on grade level.
Students through third grade are asked to create an 11-by-17-inch poster in any medium to illustrate the contest’s theme.
Students in fourth and fifth grades are asked to write a handwritten or typed essay of 250 words or less about how Nevada earned its motto and how they can apply it to better to their community.
Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades are asked to write a typed, double-spaced essay of 500-750 words about how Nevada earned its motto and how they can apply it to better to their state.
Students in 9th through 12th grades are asked to write a typed, double-space essay of 750-1,000 words explaining how Nevada earned its motto and how Nevada can apply it to better to the nation today.
Entries must include the student’s name, address, grade, home phone number and school. Submissions can be mailed to Governor’s Poster and Essay Contest, P.O. Box 20743, Carson City 89721; entries must be received by Oct. 14.
Awards for each age group are as follows: $100 gift card for first place; $50 gift card for second and $25 gift card for third. For more information, go to www.nevada150.org.