Veterans Day Essay Contest 2022

Veterans Day Essay Contest


In honor of Veterans Day, Farm Bureau Insurance is proud to announce the 2022 Veterans Day Essay Contest. Idaho students with family members who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces are invited to participate. This is a great opportunity for young people to put in their own words the impact that their family member’s military service has made in their lives.


What My Family Member’s Military Service Means to Me

Entry Form

Download an Entry Form here.

Please return the completed form with your essay to your agent or:

Mail to:
Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho
Attn: Veterans Day Essay Contest Administrator
P.O. Box 4848
Pocatello, ID 83205-4848

Fax to:

Email to:


All essays must be received by October 22, 2022.
Prize winners will be notified no later than October 31, 2022.

Contest Rules

The contest is open to children grades 1-12 with a family member who has served or is serving in the Armed Forces. Essays must answer the contest topic in 750 words or less. All entries become the property of Farm Bureau Insurance and will not be returned. Essays must be original compositions produced solely by the entrant.

The contest will be separated into three categories for judging. One winner from each category will be awarded a check as follows:

Category 1 Grades 1–6 $250
Category 2 Grades 7–9 $500
Category 3 Grades 10–12 $750

One essay winner will also be recognized at and invited to attend the Tenth Annual Farm Bureau “Salute to Idaho Veterans” on November 4, 2022. Entries will be judged by a panel of individuals representing Farm Bureau Insurance, the Pocatello Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America.

Entry forms are available from your Farm Bureau Insurance agent or online. All essays must be received by October 24, 2022. Prize winners will be notified no later than October 31, 2022. If you have any questions regarding the contest, please email them to


Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Veterans Day Essay Contest!

  • Ava Paul, 5th Grade, Kuna
  • Dallas Hutchings, 9th Grade, Rupert
  • Logan Dimond, 12th Grade, Jerome

Their essays clearly conveyed an understanding of and gratitude for the sacrifices the men and women in our Armed Forces on our common behalf. We look forward to seeing Ava, Dallas, and Logan present excerpts from their essays at Friday’s Tenth Annual Salute to Idaho Veterans event!

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