Congratulations to the 2018 Hildene Lincoln Essay Competition winners! We received entries from 187 applicants statewide. Three winners and five honorable mentions were chosen. If you are one of the applicants, whether or not your essay garnered an award, we appreciate the time and effort you put into grappling with this year’s question on what it means to be patriotic.
Blind judging was done by a panel of judges based on the content, the student's understanding of the subject and her or his ability to convey that understanding using good writing practices including style, composition, grammar and factual accuracy. Hildene applauds all who participated in the competition.