Discover Your Nevada
Essay deadline: received no later than 5pm, April 14, 2017
Essays must be sent via email or USPS to be received no later than 5 p.m., April 14, 2017
Nevada Department of Education
Attn: Kelly Nicolls
700 East Fifth St
Carson City, NV 89701
Or email to the address below
For questions regarding this program, please contact Bethany Drysdale
The Nevada Department of Education and the Nevada Division
of Tourism have teamed up on an annual promotion called “Discover Your Nevada.”
This promotion offers an “ultimate Nevada field trip” to a Nevada student while
simultaneously promoting travel within the Silver State.
We ask you to participate in the 2016/17 Discover Your
Nevada program by encouraging your eighth-grade students to enter an essay
contest, the winner of which will be taken on a field trip in Nevada to learn
firsthand about the Silver State.
The essay contest will run through April 14, 2017, and is
offered to all eighth-grade students in Nevada. Essays must be at least one
full page, single-typed, long, and must reflect on a memorable travel
experience within the state of Nevada or explore a desired trip in Nevada.
Essays will be judged by a panel assembled by the Department
of Education, and a winner will be selected on May 1, 2017. That student will
then be invited to travel with his or her parent, teacher, and a friend, along
with a representative from the Nevada Division of Tourism, on a three-day field
trip in Nevada. Two sample itineraries are provided, and are subject to change
due to weather, student availability, or other unforeseen factors.
Information about the program can be found at www.discoveryournevada.com.