Assemblyman Edward Braunstein with past contest winners. File photo
A Queens lawmaker has announced the return of a popular writing contest that gives students in District 26 the opportunity to honor the mothers and mother figures in their lives.
From now until May 14, students in grades 2-5 who live or go to school in Assembly District 26 can enter the annual MLA Edward Essay and Poetry Competition. Braunstein for Mother’s Day. District-wide awards will be presented for each level and all participants will receive New York State Assembly Certificates of Achievement.
District 26 includes the northeast Queens neighborhoods of Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Bayside Hills, Broadway-Flushing, Douglaston, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, North Shore Towers, Oakland Gardens and Whitestone .
Students who wish to submit a written piece for the competition are encouraged to stick with a Mother’s Day theme, such as a favorite experience or an essay or poem showing why their mother is special. Submissions can be of any length.
“The Mother’s Day Essay and Poetry Contest offers students in Northeast Queens the unique opportunity to honor their mother and potentially win a district-wide prize by showcasing their experiences. personalities, their storytelling abilities and their writing skills,” Braunstein said. “I look forward to reading the contributions of our students as we prepare to celebrate this very special holiday.”
Those who enroll should print their full name, grade and enrollment information and submit essays or poems to the Braunstein office at 213-33 39th Ave., Suite 238, Bayside, NY 11361. Students may also submit fulls via email to email@example.com or fax them to 718-357-5947.
The deadline to enter the contest is Friday, May 14, 2021.
For questions, contact MP Braunstein’s office at 718-357-3588.