Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Deadline For Democratic National Convention Youth Essay Contest Fast Approaching

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We told you about the Write to Lead Youth Essay Contest in February. We're just over 2 weeks away from the deadline to submit an essay. If you can't get in as a delegate or volunteer this may be an alternative.

The Democratic National Convention Committee, Post-News Educational Services and Qwest are issuing a last call for students across Colorado to enter the "WRITE TO LEAD" essay contest -- a unique opportunity for Colorado youth to voice their thoughts on leadership and the future of our country and to engage in the essaylogo2008 Democratic National Convention experience. Finalists will have the opportunity to serve as ambassadors to state delegations from across the country, and two Presidential Winners will attend the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Throughout history, political party conventions have played a key role in determining our nation's leaders. Essay contest organizers know young people in Colorado have big ideas about what makes a good leader and where our country is headed -- and with the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver fast approaching, there's no better time to give voice to those big ideas.

The "WRITE TO LEAD" contest invites Colorado students in grades 6-11 to submit an original essay answering one of two questions:
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?

**All entries, parental consent forms and waivers must be submitted and postmarked by Friday, April 18, 2008.**

Do you want to "WRITE TO LEAD?" Go to or call 720-362-2147 for details. - DNCC Press Release