Other Recognition Awards, Contests, and Scholarships Not Administered Through the Department of Education
From time to time the Department receives information regarding awards or contests. This section of the Web site contains information regarding awards or contests administered through other organizations or agencies.
- National WWII Museum Essay Contest
This contest is open to all students in grades 5-12 in the United States, US territories, and US military bases. For your essay, please address the following question: How do you define a hero? In your response, use WWII as a starting point and base your essay in part on America’s involvement in WWII. But don’t stop in the past. Use specific examples from your own experiences that support your ideas. This is not a research paper. Your essay will be judged foremost for its originality, clarity of expression, and adherence to contest theme, as well as its historical accuracy, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Museum staff will read and evaluate entries. Your essay must be 500 words or less. Only one essay per student may be submitted. The Museum will accept the first 500 properly formatted entries only. The website will indicate when we are approaching 500 submitted essays. Essays must be submitted by March 31, 2015, 5:00 p.m. CST
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