The Office of the Secretary of State’s 2015-16 Essay and Slogan Contest is now open to students. The contest helps students tangibly interact with the concepts associated with government and democracy while they garner recognition and compete for prizes.

The slogan contest is open to students in grades 6-8; the essay contest is for students in grades 9-12. Cash prizes will be awarded to students in both divisions, including $1,000 awards for the first-place slogan and for the winning essay at each high school grade level. For the first time, a desktop computer will be awarded to the school with the highest participation rate.

The entry deadline is Jan. 15. Click here for more information and entry forms.