Call for Entries: 2020 Girl Power Contest
In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for Women invite residents to participate in its third annual Girl Power Contest.
County residents ages 5 to 105 are encouraged to submit a short story, poem or drawing that addresses the following question: As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, what barriers do you think still exist for women and girls and how can you help break them?
Entries typically are short stories, poems and drawings but creativity is encouraged, and alternative creative expressive submissions are welcomed. Entries will be judged on creativity and content; entrants should refrain from using vulgarities and racist or sexist comments or images. Winning entries will be selected in four categories: elementary, middle, high school and adult.
All contest winners will be featured on the Commission for Women website and receive a swag bag, a photo with commissioners, and an invitation to be a guest of honor with other winners at a Montgomery County Commission for Women meeting.
Submissions will be accepted through March 31 and are limited to one per person. Written entries should be no more than 500 words. Entries should include full name, age, grade and school (if applicable), telephone number, and email address. Winners will be announced by April 30.
For more information and to submit contest entries online, visit the 2020 Girl Power Contest webpage. Entries also can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: 2020 Girl Power Contest, Montgomery County Commission for Women, 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330, Rockville, MD 20850.
Entries submitted by minors must include written permission from a parent or guardian and be the minor’s own work. All entries become the property of the Montgomery County Commission for Women and may be used for publicity purposes.
The contest is sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women, Montgomery County Public Libraries and Friends of the Library, Montgomery County. For more information, call 240-777-8300 or visit Montgomery County Commission for Women website.