2018 Civics Education Contest
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Contest Deadline: February 23, 2018
Rules & Regulations
Honoring the Separation of Powers
In recognition of Law Day, May 1, 2018, the National Center for State Courts is sponsoring a contest for elementary, middle school, and high school students. The contest entries will be divided into three groups: 3rd-5th graders, 6th-8th graders and 9th-12th graders.
Each grade group is encouraged to answer the following essay question:
Why did our Founding Fathers create three branches of government?
Rules for essay contest:
Hand-written submissions may also be made and mailed to:
c/o Deirdre Roesch
300 Newport Ave.
Williamsburg, Va. 23185
Be sure to include teacher/students' names, address, e-mail and phone number in with mailed submission.
Friday, February 23, 2018.
First, second, and third place winners from each grade level will be selected by NCSC staff members and judges from around the country based on creativity, originality, overall quality and adherence to the theme. The winners will be notified by e-mail or phone by April 20, 2018. Winning entries may be shared on NCSC's social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Vimeo), as well as NCSC publications and websites.
Official Rules & Guidelines
Please be advised that by submitting an essay, parents give NCSC permission to use essays online or in print publications. Read the Official Rules and Guidelines.
Fill out the form below to enter. This is the preferred method of entry. However, hand-written essays may be submitted by mail to NCSC, c/o Deirdre Roesch, 300 Newport Avenue, Williamsburg, Va. 23185.