Archive for Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sunflower State Games seeks entries for healthy essay contest

January 8, 2009

The Sunflower State Games, a statewide amateur sports festival for Kansans of all ages and skill levels, announces the topics and the deadline for the 2009 Healthy Essay Contest sponsored by the Kansas Department of Heath and Education.

All Kansas Elementary school students can submit a photo image of their favorite healthy meal and an essay describing why the photo depicts food that helps them live a healthy lifestyle. Entries will fall into two groups: first- through third-graders will write 100-150 words on the topic and fourth- through sixth-graders will write 150-300 words.

The deadline for the contest is April 3.

Winning essays will be selected by Sunflower State Games staff and the secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Winners receive a Sunflower State Games gold medal, an official State Games T-shirt, a Barnes and Noble gift certificate and a $50 savings bond. Winners will be notified by May 8 and invited to read their winning essay July 9 at the Sunflower State Games V.I.P. Reception.

Athletes from across Kansas are involved in the Games. For more information, log onto


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