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Essay Prompt:

With obesity rates in America at an all-time high, what can you and your family do to become healthier? What is your goal(s) as a family and how can you accomplish that goal(s) in 2019 and beyond? How can your local commissary and exchange support you in meeting that goal(s)?


Entry Rules:

Please limit your response to 500 words or less. All essays must be the original work of the contestant- plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification. Essays must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 31, 2019. Only one submission allowed per family. Must be Active Duty or Reserve Military stationed in the continental U.S. to enter.


Judge’s Criteria:

Your essay will be judged on the following:

The essay is focused, purposeful and reflects the author’s original thoughts and ideas

-The essay persuasively supports the main point with well-developed reasoning and examples

-The author effectively organizes ideas to build a logical and coherent argument

-The author answers all points in the prompt effectively (health goals, how to accomplish, how commissaries and exchanges can play a part)