The Upper Keys League of Women Voters (UKLWV) announces the 2021 Constitution Day Contest for middle and high school students from Marathon north to the county line, including public, private, charter and home schooled students. The theme is how the constitution affects their daily life.

In past years, the UKLWV sponsored an essay contest for Constitution Day. This year, UKLWV is giving the students an opportunity to be creative in more ways. There are two sets of prizes and two categories to choose from. For a written entry, you may submit an essay, story or poem. For a visual entry, you may submit a poster, painting or video. By entering the contest, entrants agree that the UKLWV will have the right to use their submission.

The deadline for submissions is midnight, Sept.15. They should be submitted to [email protected] Entrants should include their name, age, school and contact information. See https://upperkeyslwv.org/constitution-day-contest-1for contest rules.

There will be a total of $800 in prize money, which includes cash prizes of $200, $150 and $50 for both written submissions and visual submissions. The winners will be featured at the Constitution Day Celebration on Sept. 23, which will be held at the Murray Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo at 6 p.m. This event is being organized with the Upper Keys Business and Professional Women as partners. 

All attendees at the event, including students, will be welcome to participate in a trivia contest based on questions from the U.S. Citizenship Exam for Naturalization. 

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that works to secure democracy’s promise through voter education, issue advocacy and citizen outreach. Further information about the UKLWV may be found at upperkeyslwv.org.

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