Celebrating Indiana’s 195th birthday

The competition rules are as follows:

• The competition is open to any Indiana fourth grade public, private or home school student.

• Essays need to range from 100 to 400 words, handwritten or typed.

• Essays must include student’s name, teacher’s name, and the school’s name, address and telephone number. Please make sure the school name is on every essay.

• Essays should convey: What living in the State of Indiana means to the student—what are the things that make the student glad that he or she is a Hoosier?

A group of selected judges will read through all entries and then choose first, second and third place winners. The first place winner will be invited to read his or her essay at the December 9 ceremony.

Please send essays to: Jennifer Hodge, State Capitol Tour Office, Indiana Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St. Room 220, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

For more information on the contest please call the State Capital Tour Office at 317-233-9830.

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