2009-2010 Colorado Lincoln
Bicentennial Commission Contest

With the support of the Colorado Bar Association, EthicsGame, and many individual contributors, the Colorado Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Committee is pleased to announce that elementary, middle, high school , and college students participating in the Colorado Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Contest will be eligible for nearly $10,000 in cash awards and prizes!

In light of this outstanding support, in order to get as many students as possible participating in the contest, the Bicentennial Commission has extended the deadline for submissions to April 17, 2009.

The objective of this competition is to encourage today’s youth to discover the importance of great leaders like Abraham Lincoln. Students will be recognized by their congressional district and will be judged on their ability to answer the question through an essay response, creative writing, poetry or visual art.

Elementary School — Living Like Lincoln: Describe a person in your life who has positive qualities such as those possessed by Abraham Lincoln including: life-long study, hard work, decency, and a belief in liberty for all. A work of visual art or an essay response, creative writing piece, or poetry limited to 100 words.

Middle School — Being Like Lincoln: Describe how you can take Lincoln’s ideals of life-long study, self-improvement, decency, and a belief in liberty for all, and incorporate those into your own life and attitudes. A work of visual art or an essay response, creative writing piece, or poetry limited to 1000 words.

High School — Acting Like Lincoln: Describe how your local community or the State of Colorado does or could reflect the ideal of a community “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition thai all men are created equal.” A work of visual art or an essay response, creative writing piece, or poetry limited to 1500 words.

College — Thinking Like Lincoln: Describe how the United States of America has (or has not) in the past and could in the future reflect the ideal of a nation &8220;conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” A work of visual art or an essay response, creative writing piece, or poetry limited to 2000 words.

Click below to download an

Acknowledgement Form
and Registration Form

which must be included with each entry.

Click here to read the contest rules. Read the contest rules for mailing address.

Winners: Semifinalist awards will be presented in each category in each of the seven congressional districts. These awards will be presented at regional awards ceremonies held in May throughout the state. From that pool of students, regional finalists, state-wide finalists, and state-wide grand prize winners will be recognized. These individuals will be recognized at a state-wide awards ceremony in late May in Denver. Prizes may include certificates, medals, trophies, publication in state-wide or regional newspapers, tickets to sporting or cultural events, gift certificates, and/or cash awards.

Please feel free to email any questions to
Brooke.tolmachoff@adams12.org or TNelson@hollandhart.com