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									PATRIOT’S PEN STUDENT PARTICIPATION INFORMATION Gem State Stockhorse Association 2009 CONTEST THEME “WHAT MY HORSE HAS TAUGHT ME.”
WHAT KIND OF CONTEST IS IT?
The Gem State Stockhorse Association is encouraging youth to participate in this exciting program that awards entries in Gem State Stockhorse Association shows.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Gem State Stockhorse Association youth members in the following age divisions: Little Buckaroo – 8 and under (age as of January 1 of the current year) Youth- 9-11 Junior – 12-15 Senior – 16 -18

WHAT CAN A PARTICIPANT WIN?
The winners of each age division will receive pre-paid entries to all the 2009 Gem State Stockhorse Association shows.

WHO SPONSORS THE CONTEST?
Gem State Stockhorse Association

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR MY ENTRY?
All contest entries must be submitted by mail to the Gem State Stockhorse Association postmarked no later than March 10th, 2009.

HOW DO I ENTER?
1. Join the Gem State Stockhorse Association and obtain an official entry form. 2. Complete the entry form. 3. Write an essay. 4. Mail your entry and essay to GSSHA postmarked on or before March 10 th, 2009. Mail to: Bill Doramus 21766 Howe Rd. Caldwell, ID 83607 208-454-2303

HOW ARE THE ESSAYS JUDGED?

Only an essay's text is judged; contestants will not be required to read or orally present their essay. Judges are impartial and will not know who wrote the essays. They will evaluate the essays and assign point values based on the following criteria: Addresses Theme = 20 points Clarity of Ideas = 30 points Theme Development = 50 points Total = 100 points

GEM STATE STOCKHORSE ASSOCIATON ESSAY CONTEST
OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM/COVER LETTER
CONTEST RULES

Do not put your name on your essay. Secure the entry form with a staple or another fastener to your essay. Contestants can enter only once. The essay must be a contestant’s original work and a product of the contestant’s own thinking. A contestant’s teacher, counselor or parent may check the essay for punctuation, grammar and spelling. The approach should be positive and focus

clearly on the theme, “WHAT MY HORSE HAS TAUGHT ME.” Essays may be typed or neatly hand written. Essays that do not meet the word count (see below) will be eliminated. Every word is counted regardless of length. For example, a one-letter word such as “a” will be counted and given the same value as a 12- letter word such as “enthusiastic.” Hyphenated words such as e-mail or self-confidence will be counted as one word. When numbers are used as part of an essay, they will be counted in the same fashion as a word. For example, “5” will be counted and given the same value as a nine numeral number such as 1,234,343.80. The essay title does not contribute to the word count. Little Buckaroo – 50 to 100 words Youth 9-11 - 100 to 200 words Junior – 12 -15 – 200 to 300 words Senior – 16 – 18 – 250 to 350 words

Deadline – Entries must be postmarked no later than March 10th, 2009. Mail entries to: Bill Doramus – 21766 Howe Rd. – Caldwell, ID 83607 First Name: ________________________ Last Name: ____________________ Street Address: ___________________________________________________ City: ______________________________State: __________Zip: ___________ Home Phone: (___) __________ E-mail ________________________________ Age: _____ Date of Birth: _________, 19____ Grade in School: _____________ My Essay is ______words long. ________________________________________________________________ Parents or Legal Guardian’s name: I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE STATED CONTEST RULES: Contestant’s Signature: _____________________________________Date___________________2009 For Office Use Only


								
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