TAYLORCOUNTY - Wisconsin Civics Games Editorial Writing and Cartoon Contest now accepting entries
The WNA Foundation announces the third annual Editorial Writing & Cartoon Contest, which aims to increase civic education and engagement while celebrating the rights established by the First Amendment.
The contest is open to all Wisconsin middle and high school students, including home-schooled students. Essays and cartoons should focus on the importance of the First Amendment. Students are encouraged to draw from personal experiences, current events and historical examples.
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, and winners will be announced in early January.
First-place winners in each contest will receive $500, second-place winners will receive $250, third-place winners will receive $100 and honorable mention recipients will receive $50. Winning entries also will be published by newspapers across the state.
For the writing contest, high school students will be asked to write a “guest column” (500 words or less) about the First Amendment, and middle school students will be asked to write a “letter to the editor” (200 words or less) on the same topic.
Submissions can be entered at https://wnanews.formstack. com/forms/wisconsin_civics_games_editorial_ writing_contest
Students wishing to compete in the editorial cartoon contests may do so by submitting one First Amendmentthemed editorial cartoon.
Submissions can be entered at https://wnanews.formstack. com/forms/wisconsin_civics_games_editorial_ cartoon_contest Additional information can be found at wisconsincivicsgames. com. Those interested in providing support through a donation or sponsorship can also find more information on the Civics Games website.
In response to declining civics education and participation, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation launched the Civics Games in 2018. By engaging young adults in collaborative competition, as well as through coverage of civic affairs, the Wisconsin Civics Games aims to help cultivate an understanding among future generations of their role in our democracy.