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Enter the 2018 Girl Power Contest Sponsored by Montgomery County Commission for Women

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 12, 2018

Who will be the first female President of the United States? Will it be an up and coming lawmaker, a household name, or someone we haven’t heard of yet? Or, could it be you? In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for omen is inviting residents to participate in its 2018 Girl Power Contest, “The First Female U.S. President.”

Montgomery County residents age 5 to 105 are encouraged to submit a short story, poem, drawing, or anything else that addresses the contest theme. Submissions can be intellectual, emotional, funny, spiritual, or serious.

Additional contest details can be found at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw/ under 2018 Girl Power Contest Information.  Creative entries are welcome, but entrants should refrain from using vulgarities and racist or sexist comments or images.

The Commission for Women will select winning entries from four categories: elementary school students, middle school students, high school students and adults. Entries will be judged on creativity and content.

Contest winners will be featured on the Commission for Women website, and will receive a swag bag, a photo with Commissioners, and an invitation to be a guest of honor at a Montgomery County Commission for Women event of the winner’s choice.

Submissions will be accepted through March 31 and are limited to one per person. Written entries should be no more than 500 words. Entries should include full name, age, grade and school (if applicable), phone number, and email address. Entries will not be returned. Winners will be announced by April 14.

For more information about the contest and the link to submit entries online, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw/ and click on 2018 Girl Power Contest Information. Entries also can be submitted by email cfwinfo@montgomerycountymd.govor mail to 2018 Girl Power Contest, Montgomery County Commission for Women, 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330, Rockville, MD 20850.   

Entries submitted by minors must include written permission from a parent or guardian and be the minor’s own work. All entries become the property of the Montgomery County Commission for Women and may be used for publicity purposes. 

For more information, call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw

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Release ID: 18-473
Media Contact: Lorraine Driscoll 240-777-6507