2022 Commissioners Constitution Contest

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September 2022 has proudly been proclaimed as Constitution Month by the Weld County Board of Commissioners. The week of September 17-23 was also proclaimed as Constitution Week.

Along with these proclamations, the board announced the second annual Constitution Contest for Weld County students in middle and high school.

The contest, which allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and its relevance to the daily lives of Americans, will feature three categories:

  • Essay: Submit an original essay (700 words maximum) demonstrating the way(s) the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights impacts your daily life. This essay can speak broadly about the founding documents and how they are applied to individuals today or the essay can touch on a section of the document or on a life event to illustrate how the rights afforded in the documents affect your daily activities.

     

  • Poetry: Submit a poem (400 words maximum) that speaks to the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights and how they have led to the success of this nation and continue to be relevant documents for this country.

     

  • Art – Painting / Drawing / Photography: Submit a single image or series of no more than five images that depict the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights in the current daily lives of Americans.

 

Entry forms and submissions will be accepted Sept. 7, 2022, through Nov. 18, 2022, by 5 p.m. Winners will be recognized and receive a certificate at the Dec. 21, 2022, board meeting.

Entry Form

This contest is open to any Weld County student in middle and high school.

If you are submitting an essay or poem, please send as a .PDF. If submitting a piece of art of photograph(s), please send a .JPG image of the piece.

Entries that do not have a completed entry form along with the submission, will not be included in the contest. Winners will be notified the week of December 12, 2022, and invited to attend the December 21, 2022, meeting of the Weld County Board of Commissioners for recognition and to receive their certificate.

Please download, fill out, save and send this form along with your entry to pio@weldgov.com by 5:00 p.m. November 5, 2022.

Entry Form(PDF, 113KB)