Aspiring writers at BJA are encouraged to participate in the Patriot's Pen writing contest!
2014- 2015 theme: Why I appreciate America’s Veterans
Deadline for entry: November 1, 2014
Patriot's Pen is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students enrolled in public, private, or parochial schools in the U.S., its territories, or its possessions. (Foreign exchange students and former winners that placed in the National finals are excluded from the contest.) The 1st Place National Prize is $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, for the winner and a parent or guardian.
Link to application and more information