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BBB Laws of Life
Essay Contest

The Central Ohio BBB Laws of Life Essay Contest is a competition of the best Laws of Life, or other character-related essays written by middle grade students in the 21 county Central Ohio area. The BBB Center for Character Ethics sponsors the regional contest to recognize the achievements of the exceptional youth who participate in their local school contests, and to encourage schools and communities to engage in this enriching and valuable experience.

Entries for the 2017 Essay contest are due:

MARCH 3, 2017

For complete details and entry directions - go to http://www.bbb.org/centralohio/laws-of-life