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Home of Heroes Essay Contest

Please Note:The Library Elf service will be discontinued in Jan. 2019

Age Group: Grades 4-12
Deadline: Feb. 9, 2018
Awards Ceremony: March 14, 7 p.m.
Winner Book

Forty-one Medal of Honor recipients came to Pueblo last year for their annual convention. If you took part in this convention in any way or attended an event with a Medal of Honor recipient, what impact did that experience have on you? Or if you did not participate, what does it mean to you to live in Pueblo, the "Home of Heroes"?

The Pueblo Home of Heroes Association invites students in grades 4-12 to enter an essay contest
answering the above-mentioned topic.


Contest Rules
300-500 words for grades 4-5
400-700 words for grades 6-8
500-1,000 words for grades 9-12
Format: Provide 1 copy of entry with entry form stapled on top, left-hand corner.
All entries must be typed.

Judging will be done by the Pueblo Home of the Heroes Association Judging Committee. First, second, and third places will be awarded in the following categories: 4-5 grade, middle school and high school. All winners will receive a booklet of winning entries and a certificate of achievement. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Prizes (in each category)
1st Place $100
2nd Place $75
3rd Place $50

Awards ceremony
Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Rawlings Library in the Ryals room - 4th floor.
Auxiliary aides and interpreter services are available, with a one-week notice,
to individuals with disabilities by calling 553- 0227.

Entry Submission
Entries may be submitted to any Pueblo library location. Mail or deliver to Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004 Attn: Community Relations.

Please call Paulette Stuart at 544-2435 or email for more information.