Americanism Essay Contest
Each year the Elks Lodge of San Mateo sponsors an essay contest with a theme relating to
Americanism. Students in Fifth through Eighth grades are encouraged to participate by writing
an essay of 250 words or less on “What Does Veterans Day Mean to Me?"
The first, second and third place winners from each grade level will be awarded a cash prize and be invited to a wonderful dinner at the Elks.
First place winners will be awarded a $50.00 prize. Second and Third place winners will be awarded a $25.00 prize.
The winners will then have an opportunity to proceed to the State and the National contest.
Essay should be submitted to local Elks Lodge on/before January 10, 2014.
To download a Student Identification Form and Americanism Essay contest flyers, visit our
website at www.sanmateoelks.org.
We are looking forward to some very interesting essays!
Tim Goll, Chairman
650 345 4886 ext 11