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Patriotic Essay Contest for Students

Let your children shine as they show off their patriotism and writing skills as they compete with other students in this patriotic essay contest.

The Pueblo Home of Heroes Association poses a question to students in grades 4-12: “Who is the greatest hero in American history and why?”


First Prize: $100    Second Prize: $75    Third Prize: $50


To make the contest fair for your student, there are three different categories — each with different word limits.

  • grades 4-5: 300-500 words
  • grades 6-8: 400-700 words
  • grades 9-12: 500-1,000 words


To enter, you need…

  1. One entry form (stapled on top with the staple in the top, left-hand corner) To download an entry form, click on this link.
  2. One entry (typed)

That’s all!


Entries are due Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. You can submit your student’s essay at any Pueblo library’s main desk. Or you can mail or deliver to…

Rawlings Library,

100 E. Abriendo Ave.,

Pueblo, CO 81004

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