September 23, 2016 - High School students, Freshman through Senior, are invited to submit an essay describing the importance of the veterans memorials in their home county. The essay, between 500 and 650 words, should explain how the monuments represent the men and women of their community and the service they rendered to our republic. The essay may focus upon a particular era or conflict, relate what impact the loss of a particular GI or group had upon the community, and how youth of today should relate to the monuments.
Winning entries will be selected based upon clarity of message and how well the essay adheres to a patriotic theme. Submission of an essay conveys permission to Ride Around America to publish the content of the entry, entrants name, grade, and school. Entrant should attach a digital image of the monument to the entry email. Any essays submitted after Midnight, November 10, 2016, are not eligible.
Essay text will not be used elsewhere without permission of the entrant, but content copyright is held by Ride Around America.
Twenty winners will be selected and informed on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016. Lee Jeans is not responsible for creation of the contest, judging, or selection of winning entries. Entry submission gains no right of compensation in any form except that earned by the winners.