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2016 Quotes to Live By Essay Contest

South Dakota 4-H

Quotes to Live By Essay Contest

Deadline – January 31, 2016

 

For Grades:  4, 7, 9

 

Contest Promotes: The contest promotes reading, reflection, critical thinking and composition skills as youth write about the importance of having good character.

 

Who May Participate: All South Dakota Schools/Home Schools/Individual 4-H members are eligible to participate.  Schools must judge their entries locally, and may send five winning entries in each class/per grade/per school to South Dakota 4-H.

 

Statewide Winning Essays: Five winning essays will be selected in each grade statewide.  Cash prizes and awards will be given to the winners in each grade level.

1st Place — $200

2nd Place — $150

3rd Place — $100

4th Place — $75

5th Place — $50

 

What to Base Essays On: Essays must be based on one Quotes to Live By – Wise and Enduring Truths Maxims relating to character education (pages 5-19 of the South Dakota Quotes to Live By Maxims & Educational Guide).

Deadline – January 31, 2016: Yearly, teachers are surveyed to understand how the Quotes to Live By Essay Contest impacted their students and their classrooms.

Links for the 2016 SD 4-H Quotes to Live By Essay Contest:

Quotes to Live By Flyer 2016

Article – http://igrow.org/4h/personal-development/quotes-to-live-by-essay-contest-helps-youth-reflect-on-their-character/

State 4-H 2016 Official Contestant Packet Quotes to Live By Essay Contest – http://igrow.org/up/resources/01-4029-2015.pdf

South Dakota 4-H Quotes to Live By Maxims & Educational Guide – http://igrow.org/up/resources/01-4030-2015.pdf