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March 18, 2016

Vermont Secretary of State's 2016 Poster and Essay Contest

The Vermont Secretary of State's Poster and Essay Contest is an annual event to promote awareness of Vermont history, the Vermont Constitution, and the importance of civics among students in Grades K-12. The program was started in 2000, making this its 16th year.

The essay topics this year, for older students, focus on youth involvement in politics and governance and asks students to imagine creative ways in which we can encourage and increase their participation. The younger students, in keeping with tradition, are asked to create their own rendition of state symbols and posters by thinking about what Vermont means to them.

Every year, we receive great submissions from students across the state. We then select winners in each category and invite their entire class to join us for a day in Montpelier where they tour the State House, the Vermont History Museum, and are recognized in an awards ceremony.

We ask teachers to share this opportunity with their students and encourage them to participate. The deadline for submissions is May 1. We are excited to see what new and thoughtful submissions we receive this year from our talented Vermont students!

More information about the contest, the class topics, and submission forms can be found attached with this press release and on our website.

Media Contact: Liz Ryder, 802-828-2148

Source: Secretary of State
Last Updated at: March 18, 2016 15:57:38