NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK
Second Annual Acuity Trucker Appreciation Essay Contest
The results are in! Check out our 2018 essay contest winners.
We are happy to announce the winners! We received some great stories from kids on how their lives have been impacted by having a parent or family member in the trucking industry. We can't wait to share these stories with you as we gear up for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
First prize, $750: Brooks Dunstan - Beloit, KS
Second prize, $500: Christopher Howser – Salisbury, MO
Third prize, $250: Jack Kraemer – Kiel, WI
Honorable mention, $100: Hayden Pfeifer – Mazon, IL
Honorable mention, $100: Blake Willocks – Maryville, TN
First prize, $1,500: Gabby Robbins – Coalville, UT
Second prize, $1,000: John Hofer – Parker, CO
Third prize, $500: Addie Hofer – Parker, CO
Honorable mention, $100: Alyssa Weber - Allegan, MI
Honorable mention, $100: LillyAnn Robbins – Coalville, UT
First prize, $2,500: Gibeon Robbins – Coalville, UT
Second prize, $1,500: Meghan Brown - Warrenton, MO
Third prize, $1,000: Ashley Howser – Salisbury, MO
Honorable mention, $100: Stephanie Vaughan – Iola, WI
Honorable mention, $100: Makayla Wagner – Osage, IA
See official rules for complete contest details.
All eligible entries will be evaluated and scored by the Contest judges based on the following criteria:
The entry with the highest total score in each category will be deemed the First Place Winner in that category. Entries with the second highest scores will be deemed Second Place Winners in each category. Entries with the third highest scores will be deemed Third Place Winners in each category. Entries with the fourth and fifth highest scores will receive Honorable Mention. In the event of a tie, the entry with the highest score for originality, followed by creativity, will be deemed the winner from among all tying entries. Winners will be notified on or before August 10, 2018.
Elementary School (K-4)
Middle School (5-8)
High School (9-12)
Acuity, A Mutual Insurance Company will use reasonable best efforts to notify the winners. In the event a winner cannot be located within five days of the judging period, the winner shall forfeit the prize and we may elect another winner. A parent or guardian must submit a completed W-9 prior to winner claiming a prize; instructions can be found here.
Have questions? We have answers.
No, you do not need to be an Acuity insured to have your child enter their essay. This contest is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. Policyholder status has no bearing on the judging process. The only people who cannot enter are employees of Acuity, A Mutual Insurance Company and their children.
Acuity, A Mutual Insurance Company employees and their children are not eligible to enter.
Yes, illustrations or drawings that help tell the story can accompany the written essay. We recommend submitting any images in a digital format as they cannot be returned. Please do not send photos of your child.
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