The creative writing contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Entries are judged in three age categories: 7th/8th Grade; 9th/10th Grade; and 11th/12th Grade.
Every participant receives a letter of commendation and a commemorative pen.
First, second and third place winners in each of the three age categories are invited for lunch and a ceremony in February on Statehood Day at the State Capitol in Phoenix. They receive an award certificate and are invited to read their winning essays aloud.
In addition, first place winners receive a $50 Amazon gift certificate; second place winners receive a $25 Amazon gift certificate and third place winners receive a $15 Amazon gift certificate.
Please note that all applications must be postmarked by Friday, December 18, 2015 and mailed to the Arizona Educational Foundation at 6155 E. Indian School Road, Suite 106, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.
Winners will be recognized in front of their peers, community leaders, and their families at a Statehood Day ceremony and lunch at the State Capitol in February.
About the Polly Rosenbaum Writing Contest
The Polly Rosenbaum writing contest is named for former state representative and teacher, Polly Rosenbaum who passed away in 2003 at the age of 104. This writing contest is a long-standing tradition honoring Mrs. Rosenbaum, who believed Arizona’s young people are the state’s greatest resource.
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For more information, please contact the Arizona Educational Foundation at (480) 421-9376 or go to www.azedfoundation.org.