Write a salute to our state flag!

  • Contest runs from May 1, 2016 until 11:59pm on September 2, 2016.
  • Every entrant may download, for printing, a commemorative Certificate of Participation.

         District-level Process

  • Each submission will be assigned to one of six (6) "Districts," based on the county of residence.
  • Each district's judging panel will be composed of five (5) community leaders, invited by DAR chapters in that district.
  • District-level judging will take place by September 30, 2016.  Preliminary winners will be notified within 5 days of judging.
  • District winners will receive a commemorative Certificate of Award, signed by the judges.

         State-level Process

  • One winning entry from each district will be forwarded to the state level.
  • The state judging panel will be composed of five (5) state leaders, invited by the INDAR State Committee on the Bicentennial.
  • State-level judging will take place October 19, 2016.  Winners will be notified within 5 days of judging.
  • The winning submission will be forwarded to state senators, for introduction to the Indiana General Assembly.
  • The winning entrant will receive:
    • an invitation to watch his/her submission introduced to the state legislature
    • an official copy of the legislative resolution
    • an official Indiana Bicentennial State Flag
    • and a $200 cash prize.

Official Rules

Contest Timeline

  • Open to Indiana residents only.
  • Only one submission per person.
  • Entrants must be 13 years or older.
  • Submissions by persons less than 18 years old will require signed PARENTAL CONSENT before receiving any award(s).
  • Submissions must be 25 words or less.
  • Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm, Friday, September 2, 2016.
  • Winning submissions become the property of the state of Indiana.  Winning entrants must sign a release of copyrights.

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