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Virtual Mentor Essay Contest For Maine

Maine Constitution Essay & Poster Contest

Our most popular student program, the Maine Constitution Essay and Poster Contest is designed to promote the history of Maine, the Maine Constitution and the importance of democracy and voting. This contest is open to Maine students at all grade levels. We received a total of 135 entries for the 2017 contest from students all over the state of Maine.

2018 contest entries are due on March 9.

Students at the kindergarten through 5th grade level participate in a poster contest:

  • Students in grades K - 3 draw posters of official Maine symbols;
  • Students in grades 4 & 5 draw posters with a Maine history theme.

Students at the junior high (middle school) and high school levels participate in an essay contest:

  • Students in grades 6-8 write an essay on the Maine Constitution;
  • Students in grades 9-12 write an essay on the importance of voting and democracy.

A panel of judges reviews the entries and selects a winning entry in each category. Each of the selected students and his or her class will be invited to be the Secretary of State's guest for a day in Augusta. These students will be able to view the Maine Constitution, a particular honor, since it is only removed from its special vault on very few occasions. The students may also visit the Maine State Museum and the State House.


Winners of the 2017 Contest

Winners of the 2016 Contest

Winners of the 2015 Contest

Previous Years Winners


Awards and Photos

2017 Winners

First Place High School Division, Ella Raymond
9th Grade, Casco Bay High School

Essay Title: Authenticity, Equity and Connectedness In Wabanaki Communities


First Place Middle School Division, Saber Hanington
7th Grade, Windsor Elementary School

Essay Title: Farming of the Dawnsmen





2016 Winners

2016 Native American First Place High School Division
Victoria Hamel
Grade 10, Maine Virtual Academy, Augusta

Above photo from left to right Teacher, Kristen Tripp,
Sen. Lisa Keim, Victoria Hamel
and Secretary of State Dunlap

2016 Native American Second Place High School Division
Lana Mavor
Grade 10, Maine Virtual Academy, Augusta

Photo from left to right Teacher, Kristen Tripp, Sen. Lisa Keim
Lana Mavor and Secretary of State Dunlap




First Place Middle School Division
Daniel Tibbetts
Grade 7, Windsor Elementary School


Second Place Middle School Division
Kelsie Fielder
Grade 7, Windsor Elementary School


2015 Winners

2015 Native American Essay Winners from Windsor Elememtary School

From left to right is Awendela M. Dana, contest judge,
First place middle school division Riley Sullivan,Secretary of State Dunlap,
Tie for Second place middle school division
Avery Henningsen and
Emma Hutchinson



Haleigh Chambers, 8th Grade

2014 Second Place Tie - Middle School
Windsor Elementary School



Ethan Brown, 8th Grade

2014 Auburn Middle School




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