This is the assignment: "Tell us why your parent or grandparent should be honored as Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year, and you could win a free trip to Washington, D.C." More specifically:
Write an original essay telling us why your parent or grandparent, who is a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces or a member of the National Guard or Reserve, and who is also an entrepreneur or business owner, should be named "Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year".
Essays should answer the following questions:
- What skills or training did your parent or grandparent receive in the military that made him or her a better entrepreneur?
- How does your parent or grandparent contribute to your family, your local community, and the nation as a Veteran and entrepreneur?
- Do you have any aspirations to following in the footsteps of your parent or grandparent in the military or as an entrepreneur?
Eligibility: all United States students, ages 12-18, are eligible to compete.
Requirements: Essays should be no longer than 1,000 words and must be postmarked or emailed no later than February 16, 2007. Essays must be accompanied by a completed contest entry form, which can be downloaded [at the Essay Contest Home].