Check out this exciting opportunity from the Indiana State Library!
4th Grade Student Essay Competition – Indiana’s Great Outdoors!
Why are nature and Indiana’s waterways so important? Fourth graders! Write an essay, and you could be honored at a virtual Statehood Day celebration!
First Place: CollegeChoice 529 Deposit of $250!
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Place Winners: CollegeChoice 529 Deposits of $150!
Entry forms are available here: http://www.in.gov/library/statehood.htm
— ESSAY CONTEST RULES AND DEADLINES —
- The competition is open to any Indiana 4th grade public, private, or homeschooled student, in the 2021-2022 school year.
- A panel of judges will choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners.
- Essays must range from 100 to 300 words, handwritten or typed.
- Essays must be submitted with an entry form.
- Individual entries should use the 2021 Individual Entry form.
- Class sets should use the 2021 Group Entry Form. The following information should be included on each essay for class sets: student name, teacher name, and school name.
- All Entries may be mailed OR emailed.
- Mail your entries to: Indiana Center for the Book / Indiana State Library / 140 N. Senate Ave / Indianapolis, IN 46204
- Mailed essays must be postmarked by Friday, October 22, 2021.
- Email your entries as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emailed entries must be received by Friday, October 22, 2021.
Writing Prompt: Indiana’s Great Outdoors! Why are nature and Indiana’s waterways so important? Essays should be well organized and reflective of the theme. Judges are looking forward to seeing your students’ interpretation of the theme. Some ideas to help them include: Why is nature important? How do you enjoy nature in Indiana? Why are water and other natural resources important? What outdoor recreational spots in Indiana are special to you? Why is nature important to a great state?
Winners of the essay contest will be honored on Friday, December 10, 2021 in a ceremony that may be in-person or may be virtual. The winners will be expected to record their essays for a virtual ceremony. In-person ceremonies may take place at the Indiana Statehouse or other locations, pandemic permitting.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
This contest supports the following Indiana Educational Standards: 4.W.3.2, 4.W.4, 4.W.6.1 all, 4.W.6.2 all. The Indiana Center for the Book hosts this essay competition to commemorate Indiana’s 205th Statehood Day.