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National Essay Contest
September 5 - October 31, 2006

The Campaign's national essay contest this past fall received more than 4,500 entries.
Grand prize and state winners from the two age categories are listed below. 

About the Contest

The Campaign for Children's Health Care sponsored a national essay contest to generate awareness among America's youth about the importance of providing health coverage to all young people. This contest gave voice to the insights of our nation's youth and will help educate policy makers at both the state and national levels.

In this contest, children and young adults ages 9-18 were asked to explain how the ability to obtain the health services they need affects their lives and the lives of those around them.

Winners of the contest were selected from two age groups in each state—9 through 13 and 14 through 18. State winners received $250 in cash, and winning essays will be published in a Campaign booklet. The Grand Prize winners received $2,500 and and an overnight trip to Washington, D.C. (along with his or her parent or legal guardian) for a special awards ceremony in January 2007. One teacher for each Grand Prize winner also attended the awards ceremony.

Click here to read the winning essays.

Click on one of the links below to view the Essay Awards Ceremony that took place in Washington, DC on January 25, 2007.
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