Parade Essay Contest 2017

Theme: Welcome Home Vietnam Heroes

  • Open to all students in grades 9-12 in Maricopa County of high school age
  • Essays are to be 500 words or less
  • Essays are to be typed or neatly printed
  • In submission at the top please include:
    • Student’s name
    • Age
    • Grade
    • Student’s or parents email and phone
    • Teacher’s name and class
    • School name
    • School address, and phone number
    • If home schooled students need to provide contact information
  • Essays are to be submitted via email:, postal mail or online submission.
  • Essays will not be returned and will become property of the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Committee.

Judging Criteria: Creative writing, Grammar, Originality, Content, Theme Focus: Welcome Home Vietnam Heroes

Winners will receive:

  • Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, courtesy of Durant’s Restaurant
  • Ride in the parade
  • Winning Essays printed in parade program
  • Parade commemorative items
  • Group photos electronically

Submit entries:
By mail: Parade Essays, c/o HAV, 20118 N. 67th Avenue, Suite 300-234, Glendale, AZ. 85308
Deadline: September 30, 2017