Elks Drug Awareness Essay Contest

The theme for the 2014-2015 contest is: “Refuse to Use ... You’re Never Alone”


The contest is open to all 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students.

Participants must write their essay themselves, but they may get help from teachers, parents, or friends in the form of ideas.

  • Length: No longer than 200 words
  • Paper size: 8½? × 11?
  • Text: Hand written or hand printed. (No typed or computer generated text.)

Judging will be based on the following:

  • Closeness to the theme
  • Neatness
  • Originality
  • Correct grammatical structure

Each entry must have the following information on the back of the essay:

  • Student’s full name
  • Students address
  • Students phone number (Elks winning entries will be notified)
  • School, location, grade
  • Elks lodge name

Due date: Please contact your local Elks Lodge or Elks State Association for more details.

Winners: Your local Elks lodge will select the top essays in each grade level, using the criteria listed above. The lodge will notify winners. Winning essays will be forwarded to District Competition. District winners will be forwarded to State Level Competition. All winning entries become the sole property of the State Elks Association, and may not be returned.

Please check with your state association state drug awareness chair for your state's rules and timeframe.

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