The Association believes that by promoting a better understanding of the Constitution, we will help preserve our free and prosperous society far into the future.
Prizes for the winning entries include cash, Zip Line rides at Moaning Cavern Park and gift certificates from local merchants. Also winners receive media recognition, an award presentation and recognition from Congressman Tom McClintock.
Students in grades one to five may submit a poster; grades six to eight, an essay and high school students, an essay or a short video. All contestants will receive a pocket constitution.
Contestants must register online by Constitution Day September 17, 2011 and submit their entries by October 3, 2011.
Contest website is: ConstitutionDayContest.wordpress.com
For their topic, students get to choose one of the first ten Amendments also known as the Bill of Rights. The entry should answer the question: “How is this Amendment particularly meaningful to you or your family?”
A panel of five prominent Judges will score the student’s knowledge of the chosen Amendment, communication skills, originality and creativity of presentation. The judges are:
Gary Kuntz, Calaveras County Sheriff
Buzz Eggleston, Editor, Calaveras Enterprise
Steve Fairchild, Owner, Moaning Cavern Park
Jean Turpen, Business Professional
Judy Wilmot, Artist & Teacher
The Calaveras County Taxpayers Association is a non-partisan, non-profit citizen advocacy group founded in 2007. For more contest information or to offer a cash donation: ConstitutionDayContest.wordpress.com
(209) 785 -1491
Al Segalla, President
Kyran Enzi, Secretary/Treas
Bill Mason, Director
Steve Fairchild, Director
Cory Burnell, Director
Tonja Dausend, Director
Bruce Tallakson, Director
CALAVERAS COUNTY TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION INC.