What qualities must a great leader have to take the country forward? If you are a student and you have some ideas, here’s your chance to tell others. The Democratic National Convention Committee, Post-News Educational Services and Qwest are sponsoring a “Write to Lead” writing contest for Colorado students in grades 8 through 11. Two top winners will get to attend the Democratic Convention in August.
According to the DNCC, this is “a unique opportunity for Colorado youth to voice their thoughts on leadership and the future of our country and to engage in the 2008 Democratic National Convention experience.”
Contest rules include:
Colorado students in grades 6-11 are invited to submit an original essay of 300 to 500 words answering one of two questions:
Grades 6-8: What qualities make a great leader? How could one exhibit those traits in everyday life?
Grades 9-11: Looking to the future, what do you see for our country? What qualities does a leader need to take our country forward?
Finalists will serve as ambassadors to their assigned state delegations throughout the summer, and the top winners in each category will be invited to attend the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.
All entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 18. Winners will be announced the week of May 19th. The top two writers will also receive a laptop computer.
Other guidelines are found here.