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Our mission is to "maintain a statewide agency for the purpose of promoting the interest and general welfare of local county government through a variety of communication tools; to represent county government before the West Virginia Legislature, administrative agencies, and the federal government; to educate the public about the value and need for county programs and services; and to facilitate the exchange of problems, ideas and solutions among county officials."

The contest is open to all 8th grade students who are enrolled in a West Virginia public or private school.
•    The contest deadline is 5 p.m. on April 30, 2013 (see No. 8).
•    Each essay is limited to a maximum of 500 words and a minimum of 400 words and must address the following question: “How does my county government make life better for me?” The essay must address specifically the county government of the county in which the student resides.
•    Each student is limited to one entry. 
•    Each teacher must completely fill out an official application form (attached). Please submit each entry individually as a Word or PDF document with a copy of the application form attached.
•    All entries must contain the student’s name, email address, and the county name in which the essay is about.
•    All entries must be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format and must be submitted by the student’s teacher.
•    All entries must be emailed to Vivian@ccawv.org prior to 5 p.m. on April 30, 2013.
•    The winning essay will be announced by May 24, 2013.
•    The 1st place student will receive $300, and the teacher who submitted the 1st place essay will receive $300 to be used for classroom activities
•    The 2nd place student will receive $250 and the 3rd place student will receive $150.
•    The winning students and his/her teachers will be invited to a County Commissioners meeting in their home county to receive their awards.
•    The 1st place winning essay will be published in Commissioners’ Corner, CCAWV’s official publication, and posted on the CCAWV website, (www.ccawv.org).
•    Essays will be judged on the following criteria: understanding of the role of county government; grammar and spelling; clarity and organization of thought.
•    By entering the contest, each student and teacher agrees to allow his/her name to be used in a news release announcing the contest winner in the event that their essay is selected as a winning essay. In addition, they agree to allow their photograph to be published in the Commissioners’ Corner and on the CCAWV Web site.
•    Entries will not be returned.

Please down the form here.

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