Wisconsin Civics Games Editorial Writing & Cartoon Contest now accepting entries
The WNA Foundation announced the third annual Editorial Writing & Cartoon Contest has now begun and is accepting entries now through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023.
The purpose of the contest is to increase civic education and engagement while also celebrating First Amendment rights.
Open to all Wisconsin middle and high school students, including home-schooled, virtual, parochial, and public school students, the contest awards cash prizes to first, second, and third place winners and an honorable mention honoree.
First-place winners in each contest receive $500, second-place winners receive $250, third-place winners receive $100, and honorable mention recipients receive $50. All winning entries will also be published in various newspapers in Wisconsin.
- High school students are asked to write a “guest column” (500 words or less) about the First Amendment
- Middle school students are asked to write a “letter to the editor” (200 words or less) about the First Amendment
For more information and/or to enter the writing contest, go to: wisconsincivicsgames.com.
Students are asked to create and submit an editorial cartoon with a First Amendment theme
For more information and/or to enter the cartoon contest, go to: wisconsincivicsgames.com.
Tips for students
- Focus on the importance of the First Amendment.
- Try to draw from your personal experiences.
- Incorporate current events and/or historical examples.
Contest winners will be announced in early January.