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The Voice of Democracy

WHO CAN ENTER
The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 (on the Nov. 1 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

HOW TO ENTER
Click here to access the Voice of Democracy 2015-16 entry form and brochure.

If you experience problems downloading or printing the application, please try to access the entry form using Internet Explorer. If you continue to experience problems, please contact the Post 10552 Chairman Boyd Beck at bbeckks@gmail.com for assistance.

The 2015-16 theme is: My Vision for America

Students should record their reading of the draft to an audio CD or flash drive. The recording can be no shorter than three minutes and no longer than five minutes (plus or minus five seconds).

Entries begin at the Post level. Once the student creates their essay and completes burning the audio version to an audio CD/flash drive, they can submit their typed version, CD/flash drive and the Voice of Democracy entry form to Shawnee Mission VFW Post 10552 by the November 1 deadline.

JUDGING CRITERIA
Originality is worth 30 points: Treatment of the theme should show imagination and human interest.

Content is worth 35 points: Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner. Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other.

Delivery is worth 35 points: Speak in a clear and credible manner.