Essay contest invites participants

The Democrats of El Dorado County are proud to announce the ninth annual Democratic Essay Contest open to junior and senior students attending El Dorado County’s public high schools.

The topic this year is “ What do you believe is the biggest single threat to our democracy? Explain your choice. How do you believe we should meet this threat?”

Prize money has been increased to $1,500 for first place, $750 for second place and $500 for third place.

Essays are to be between 900 and 1,200 words and are due Jan. 18. Winners will be notified in March and an awards luncheon attended by winning students, their parents and teachers and specials guests will take place in April.

Complete contest rules are available from career counselors at the high schools, the El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Website and the Democratic Party Website at

Information is also available from Mel Chapman at 530-621-0409.

Democrats Of El Dorado County

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