The U.S. Congress designated the date of Aug. 26, in the United States as "Women's Equality Day." This date commemorates the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, the Women's Suffrage Amendment, to the United States Constitution, which gave U.S. women full voting rights in 1920.
In honor of this auspicious occasion, the 2012 Women's Equality Day Committee is hosting an essay contest. Three essays will be selected as winners by the committee and will be awarded with gift baskets; the first-place winner will also have an excerpt from their essay published in the Hilltop Times. All Hill AFB personnel are eligible to participate.
The theme of the essay is "What Women's Equality Day means to me and why." Essays should be typed and must not exceed 300 words. Judging will be based on creativity and content. Essays will be accepted from July 26 through Aug. 14 (midnight) and must be emailed as an attachment to the following email account: firstname.lastname@example.org. Name, organization, and phone number must be included with submissions. Winners will be notified Aug. 20-23.