The Chattanooga Tea Party and North Georgia Tea Parties announced a Tax Day Essay Contest to help generate citizen interest in reading and understanding The Constitution in context with current events.
The contest is open to the public, with entries divided into three divisions:
· High School (grades 9-10)
· High School (grades 11-12)
Contestants will address the following theme: "What are the principles of liberty enshrined by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution and how have we departed from them" within a 500-word essay.
The format should be double-spaced, word-processed or clearly printed if computer is unavailable, using black ink in size 12 font.
Submissions should be faxed to 423 305-1304 no later than Friday, April 9, at 5 p.m. Alternatively, the writer may scan and email the essay and completed cover sheet to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the contest and submission requirements, please visit chattanoogateaparty.com.
Winners in each division will be notified in advance and announced at the Tax Day Tea Party rally on April 15 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Coolidge Park on Chattanooga’s North Shore.
The winners may be allowed to read their own essays at the discretion of the Chattanooga Tea Party Team with parent guidance and support as appropriate.
The local Chattanooga and North Georgia tea parties are non-partisan, independent grass roots organizations that are loosely affiliated with the national tea party movement, whose core values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets continue to be our unified rallying cry.