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Kids! The 1st Annual March is Reading Month Writing and Art Competition is Here!

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Senator Sylvia Santana from Michigan's 3rd District is holding the First Annual March is Reading Month Writing and Art Competition!

The theme for 2021 is "Unity". The competition is broken into three age groups with one winner being selected from each. The three age groups are Kindergarten to 5th Grade, then 6th to 8th Grade, and then finally high school (9th to 12th Grade).

For K to 5th Grade students, I ask that they create a picture of what "Unity" looks like to them. For the 6th to 8th Grade and high school age groups, I am asking for students to write an essay of no more than 500 words about what "Unity" means to them.

One winner will be selected from each level with the following prizes:

  • K-5th: $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • 6th-8th: $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • 9th-12th: $150 Amazon Gift Card

Participation as a classroom activity is encouraged! All entries can either be emailed or mailed to Senator Santana's office in Lansing at or to Senator Syliva Santana PO Box 30036 Lansing, MI 48929-7536

All entries must be received by in the Senator's office by  April 2, 2021 to be considered. The Senator will announce the winners via Facebook on April 9, 2021!

Enter to Win Today!