Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho recently announced an essay contest encouraging students with a family member who has served or is serving in the Armed Forces to reflect on what their service means to them.
Prizes will be awarded and winners invited to present their essays during a presentation at the third annual “Farm Bureau Salute to Idaho Veterans” Nov. 8 at the Farm Bureau Pocatello home office.
The contest is open to children from first through 12th grade with a family member who has served or is serving in the Armed Forces. Essays must answer the contest topic in 750 words or less. All entries become the property of Farm Bureau Insurance and will not be returned. Essays must be original compositions produced solely by the entrant.
The contest will be separated into three categories for judging: 1st – 6th grades, 7th – 9th grades, and 10th – 12th grades. One winner from each category will be awarded a check: $250 for category 1, $500 for category 2, $750 for category 3.
Entries will be judged by a panel of individuals representing Farm Bureau Insurance and the Chubbuck / Pocatello Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee.
Entry forms are available from Farm Bureau Insurance agents or online at www.idfbins.com.
All essays must be received by Oct. 25. Prize winners will be notified by Oct. 31.
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.