Tue, Apr 10, 2012 5:02 PM by Hannah Arkelin
Senator Al Franken has created a poetry contest in recognition of the Month of the Military Child. “Being part of a military family isn’t easy,” said Sen. Franken. “With this poetry contest, I hope to not only recognize the extraordinary work of men and women serving across the world, but also their children, who sacrifice so much when a parent is called away.”
This exceptional contest is open to all school-age children of military families in Minnesota. The three age categories are 1) Kindergarten to sixth grade; 2) Seventh to ninth grades; and 3) 10th to 12th grades. Winners from each category will receive an invitation to attend a reception at Sen. Franken’s St. Paul office to meet the senator and his wife, Franni. Top winning poems in each category will be framed and proudly displayed in Sen. Franken’s offices in St. Paul and Washington, D.C. The overall winner will receive an autographed book by famed Minnesota author Garrison Keillor.
For entrance in Sen. Franken’s poetry contest, please submit a poem by April 16, 2012 to email@example.com or by mail to:
Office of Sen. Al Franken, c/o ‘Poetry Contest’, 60 Plato Boulevard East, Suite 220, St. Paul, MN 55107
Participants may only submit one entry, no longer than 300 words. Each entry must include the child's name, the parent/guardian’s name, a phone number and home address, and the name of the child’s school. Also, please clearly indicate participant’s age category.
This is an amazing opportunity to hear the voices of such unbelievably strong children and honor their mothers and fathers who have chosen to serve our country.
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