LWV Inaugural Essay Contest: What if Women Could Not Vote?

The League of Women Voters of Greenwich and their affiliate high school clubs announce an upcoming essay contest for students in grades K-12.

This inaugural essay contest celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment and the founding of the League of Women Voters. The essay prompt — What if women could not vote? – is designed to encourage students to reflect on the many and varied contributions of women in America over the last hundred years, and in the future.

Students are asked to write an essay of up to five-hundred words and to email their submission to the LWVG Student Outreach coordinator, Anne-Marie Hesser at annemariehesser@gmail.com by Sunday, February 23.

A panel of high school students will follow an anonymous judging protocol to review the essays and choose three winners: one each for elementary school, middle school, and high school. Children of League of Women Voters of Greenwich board members are not eligible to participate.

Winners will be notified on Sunday, March 1 and presented with their awards on Tuesday, March 10 at the Greenwich Historical Society in conjunction with their Suffragette exhibition, An Unfinished Revolution: The Woman’s Suffrage Centennial.

Additional information can be found on the League’s website http://lwvg.org/