2014 Veterans Day Essay Contest

Idaho 1st through 12th Graders Asked to Write About “What My Family Member’s Military Service Means to Me”

Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho announced details today of its fourth annual “Veterans Day Essay Contest” , encouraging students with a family member who has served or is serving in the Armed Forces to reflect on what their service means to them.

Prizes will be awarded and winners invited to present their essays during a special presentation at the Fourth Annual “Farm Bureau Salute to Idaho Veterans” on November 7 at the Farm Bureau Pocatello home office.

Entry Form

Download the essay contest entry form.
Download Entry Form

Please return the completed form with your essay to your Farm Bureau Insurance 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:

Contest Rules

The contest is open to children from 1st through 12th grade 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: 1st – 6th grade, 7th – 9th grade, and 10th – 12th grade. One winner from each category will be awarded a check: $250 for Category 1, $500 for Category 2, $750 for Category 3.

Entries will be judged by a panel of individuals representing Farm Bureau Insurance and the Chubbuck / Pocatello Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee.

Entry forms are available from Farm Bureau Insurance agents or online. Download Entry Form

Entry Deadline

All essays must be received by October 24, 2014. Prize winners will be notified by October 31, 2014. If you have any questions regarding the contest, please email them to mmyers@idfbins.com.