The Office of the Secretary of State’s 2016-17 Essay and Slogan Contest is accepting student entries The contest helps students get engaged in the democratic process and demonstrate a commitment to active citizenship.

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 Dec. 16. Click here for more information and entry forms.