2008 Democratic National Convention Youth Essay Contest
February 1, 2008
The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC), Post-News Educational Services and Qwest Communications announced an official youth essay contest for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. “Write to Lead” will provide a unique opportunity for middle and high school students throughout the state of Colorado to voice their thoughts on leadership and the future of the country and to engage in the 2008 Democratic National Convention experience in an extraordinary way. Two students will be named as Presidential Winners and have the opportunity to attend the Convention, while finalists will serve as ambassadors to state delegations across the country.The “Write to Lead” contest invites Colorado students in grades 6-11 to submit an original essay answering one of two questions in 300 to 500 words: Grades 6-8: What qualities make a great leader? How could one exhibit those traits in everyday life? Grades 9-11: Looking to the future, what do you see for our country? What qualities does a leader need to take our country forward?Students can find additional information on the contest and submit their essays at http://www.demconvention.com. All entries, parental consent forms and waivers must be submitted and postmarked by Friday, April 18, 2008. Winners will be announced the week of May 19, 2008.