The American Immigration Council is sponsoring the 14th annual Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest. The contest is intended to inspire educators to bring U.S. immigration history and lessons into their classrooms and give fifth graders the opportunity to explore America as a nation of immigrants. Past winners have documented the experience of immigrants who have left their homelands in search of a more promising future in America, spoken of their immigration experiences or reflected on their ancestors or parents. Students enter their work in local contests sponsored by chapters of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Each chapter forwards the local winning entry to the National Competition.  Deadline: Planning begins in August of each year; check Web site for details:
http://www.communityeducationcenter.org/community/celebrate-%20america-creative-writing-contest-2011