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A program of the Elks' Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee, this contest is geared towards students Pre-High School and High School to promote patriotism among young people.


Use this as the core theme of your essay.


The contest is open to two age groups: Pre-High School and High School

  • Participants: May be an individual or group

  • Length: 2 to 5 minutes in length

  • Format: Flash Drive or similar "mobile" media in readable format

Judging will be based on the following:

  • Closeness to the theme

  • Neatness

  • Originality

  • Age and Language appropriate

  • Positive message

  • Quality of video

Each entry must include the following information:

  • Student or Group’s full name

  • School, location, grade

  • Elks lodge name

  • Must also be accompanied by Hold Harmless agreement

  • If minors an additional release form is required

Due date: Contact your local Elks Lodge or Elks State Association for more details.

Winners: Your local Elks lodge will select the top videos, using the criteria listed above. The lodge will notify winners. Winning videos will be forwarded to District Competition. District winners will be forwarded to State Level Competition. All winning entries become the sole property of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and may not be returned.

National recognition: Each State Drug Awareness Chairman will choose one overall winner. This winning video will be submitted for entry into the National contest and may be featured on the website and/or in ENF or DAP publications

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