A Celebration Of American And The American Flag

2006


Winning Essayists


Top 50 Stars

2004


Winning Essayists


Top 50 Stars

2003


Winning Essayists


Top 50 Stars

Patriot Prize Essay Contest


Entry form and detailed contest information
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Contest Overview
In this contest, high school juniors are asked to write an essay in answer to the question, What does the American flag mean to you? We are looking for insightful, well thought out essays. Essays will be judged based on clarity, organization and depth of thought, spelling, grammar, and originality.

The winning essayist will be named the Patriot Prize Scholar for the State of Illinois. Only one annual Patriot Prize Scholar will be named in the state. Two runners up will be named. The Thirteen-Fifty Patriot Prize Scholar will receive a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond, an American flag which has been flown over a United States landmark, and a plaque commemorating the prize. The second place award is a $500 U.S. Savings Bond and the third place award is a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. The winning essay will be published in The Patriot Press, the newsletter of the Thirteen-Fifty Foundation and on the foundation web site which may be accessed at www.1350foundation.org.
Also, the foundation will name its list of Top 50 Stars — the top 50 essayists in Illinois. All essays submitted become the property of the Thirteen-Fifty Foundation.

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