Constitution Week Essay, Video and Poster Contest

Constitution Week Essay, Video and Poster Contest


Grades 1-12


Up to $100 Cash prize!


To commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, Congress designated September 17 of each year as Constitution Day and September 17 – 23 as Constitution Week.


The Calaveras County Taxpayers Association is reaching out to all Calaveras County public and private schools to celebrate the U.S. Constitution, known as the “supreme law of the land”, with a creative art, essay, and video contest.

In addition to prizes, winners receive media attention, an award presentation and recognition from Congressman Tom McClintock at a public luncheon on October 19, 2011, at the Historic Murphys Hotel.


Students in grades one to five may submit a poster; grades six to eight, an essay; high school students, an essay or a short video. All contestants will receive a pocket constitution.


Cash prizes are: grades 1-5, $25; grades 6-8, $50 and high school, $100.  Winners will also receive merchant coupons for free yogurt and zip line rides for students weighing more than 90 pounds.


Contestants must register online and submit their entries by October 3, 2011.


Contest website is:


A panel of six 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

Steve Fairchild, Owner, Moaning Cavern Park

Jean Turpen, Business Professional

Judy Wilmot, Artist & Teacher


Eric Du Temple, Superior Court Judge


Chuck Milazzo, Bank President


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 go to:


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