US Air Force Museum Announces 4th Annual Student Writing Competition
WARBIRD RADIO – Attention students…the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will hold its fourth annual Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition, providing students the opportunity to develop positive academic and character qualities and to showcase their writing talents while vying for scholarship funds. According to a recent news release, the competition is open to public, private school or homeschooled students between the ages of 13-18. Entries must be submitted via U.S. mail or email by Feb. 17, 2014. The competition will accept only the first 250 entrants. The requirements for this writing competition meet Common Core curriculum English Language Arts writing standards for grades 6-12.
The research questions for this year’s competition are as follows: July 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I (WWI). How did the participation of American pilots in WWI assist in the creation of a U.S. Air Corps and eventually the U.S. Air Force? Who were two significant U.S. pilots of this period? Use research evidence to support your argument. A complete list of competition guidelines is available on the museum’s website via the Quick Link posted below.
Scholarship award money is provided by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the first place winner, $1,000 to the second place winner and $500 to the third place winner. Last year’s winners were surprised as an additional $1,000 in scholarship funds were provided due to the generous support of the Foundation. Local educators will determine the finalists, and those submissions will be sent on to national-level judges to decide on the three winners.
The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day). Admission and parking are free.
QUICK LINK: Writing Competition