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CONGRATULATIONS Patrick!
Grand Prize Winner
2013 Constitution Day Poster Design Contest


Patrick Corbin, 12th Grade, National Contest Winner!
2012 Contest Winner

Congratulations 2013 Grade Level Winners and Finalists!

The following students were the 2013 contest grade level winners and finalists. Their entries were chosen from thousands of submissions received from around the world! To enter the 2014 contest, download entry form.


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The annual GovDocKids Group U.S. Constitution Day Poster Design Contest is an international contest promoted exclusively through the internet.

To compete, the contest invites K-12 entrants (including homeschoolers) to celebrate Constitution Day (Sept. 17) by designing a poster showing how they benefited from the freedoms embodied in the U.S. Constitution.

Winners (one per grade) receive a $50 U.S. savings bond with the Grand Prize winner receiving a $200 U.S. savings bond. Special thanks to our sponsors for providing the support and resources necessary to conduct the contest. To enter the 2014 contest, download entry form.

Congratulations 2012 Poster Design Contest Winners and Finalists!

The following students were the 2012 contest grade level winners and finalists. Their entries were chosen from more than 30,000 submissions received from around the world! To enter the 2014 contest, download entry form.


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Congratulations 2011 Poster Design Contest Winners and Finalists!

The following students were the 2011 contest grade level winners and finalists. Their entries were chosen from more than 31,000 submissions received from around the world! Winners were chosen through online polling. To enter the 2014 contest, download entry form.


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Congratulations 2010 Poster Design Contest Winners!

The following students were the 2010 contest winners. Their entries were chosen from more than 9,300 submissions received from around the world! To enter the 2014 contest, download entry form.

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Congratulations 2009 Poster Design Contest Winners!

The following students were the 2009 contest winners. Their entries were chosen from more than 2,400 submissions received from around the world! To enter the 2014 contest, download entry form.

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About GovDocKids Group


Who we are:

A group of librarians and others, working to engage K-12 students with government information through teachers, school librarians, and Internet avenues.

Founded:

2006, as a subgroup of the Kansas Library Association's Government Documents Roundtable.

Members:

Coordinator and Co-Founder is Martha Childers, Government Documents Librarian at Johnson County Library in Overland Park, KS. Members and sponsors are primarily from the University of Mount Union (OH), State Library of Kansas, University of Iowa, University of Central Missouri, El Paso Public Library (TX); Visiting Library Service and Muskingum University (all in OH). Corporate sponsors: ConstitutionFacts.com, Naperville, IL, and Mannington Mills, Inc., Salem, NJ.; Government Partner: Defense Commissary Agency; Organizational Partner: Department of New York Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW.

Mission:

Our goal is to promote government information in order to engage K-12 students in learning about history, culture, science, and government through games and other interactive activities; to assist teachers and school librarians with locating teaching aids, lesson plans, and exciting tools to enhance students ' learning, and to provide librarians with a collection of free government resources to advance their reference interview and collection development decisions.

Projects:

1) Creating links to government information resources useful to K-12 students via its wikis/websites at http://govdocs4children.pbworks.com/, etc.
2) Constitution Day Poster Design Contest, held annually since 2007.

Constitution Day Poster Design Contest - Statistics

2007 - 61 entries from 8 states and 1 country (Department of Defense schools in Japan) with 10 winners.
2008 - 1,100 entries from 7 states and 0 countries with 14 winners.
2009 - 2,395 entries from 37 states and 3 countries (Department of Defense schools in Italy, Japan, and Korea) with 13 winners.
2010 - 9,399 entries from 45 states and 3 countries (Department of Defense schools in Italy, Japan, and Korea) with 22 winners.
2011 - More than 30,000 entries from 50 states and the District of Columbia, and 30 countries with 44 winners/finalists.

Marketing:

Members make presentations at the state, regional, and national level and write articles about how to promote use of government resources to students and teachers.

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