LANSING | The Lansing Junior Woman's Club announces its eighth annual "Stay Safe" essay contest for children in kindergarten through eighth grade who are Lansing residents attending Lansing schools. The contest raises awareness of family safety and injury prevention.
The winner gets a ride to school on a fire engine.
Essays can be on any topic related to safey, at home, at play, in the car, at school or in your neighborhood. Essays should be no more than 400 words and at least one source of information should be used in writing the essay. The source should be stated at the bottom of the page. Essays without a source will not be judged.
Sources could be a book, video, website, pamphlet or other published material or an interview with a safety professional.
Some helpful websites are www.operationlifesaver.org; www.injuryprevention.org; www.kidshealth.org and www.sparky.org.
Entry deadline is May 3. Entries should include the name, school, grade and phone number of the writer. Entries should be mailed to Lansing Junior Woman's Club, P.O. Box 5104, Lansing, IL 60438-0564 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "Lansing Juniors Stay Safe Essay Contest."
For more information on the contest call (708) 516-3423.