The Fairfax County Public Library and the For Love of Country Foundation are cosponsoring the library's fourth annual essay and poetry contest. Rising seventh, eighth, and ninth graders are eligible to submit their original essays or poetry.
This year’s topic is: Why every American citizen needs to vote. Fairfax County Public Library will distribute multiple prizes. First place will be awarded with $100, second wins $50, and third place will get $25.
The deadline is September 1. Entries can be submitted to your local Fairfax County Public Library branch or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/teens.