2021 IFI Fatherhood Essay Contest Student Entry Form (no upload)
Please fill out this form to submit a student essay to the 2021 Illinois Fatherhood Initiative Fatherhood Essay Contest. This form will gather student information and allow the upload of the official 2021 IFI Fatherhood Essay Contest entry form. The deadline to submit this form is midnight on March 19, 2021.
After the student has copied and edited this file, and the father-figure has added a response, this form can be used to enter the file into the contest. This form is intended to be filled out by either the Student's teacher or other legal guardian and not the student themself. An email account is required to submit this form.
1. Essayists will receive a Certificate of Participation
2. 130 semi-finalists (10 per grade - including Preschool / Kindergarden) will be invited to attend a special recognition event with their honoree.
3. 12 essay finalists will receive additional recognition and be invited with their honoree to attend the 2021 IFI Fatherhood Dinner Celebration in June 2021.
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The Student Essay Entry file (PDF) needs to be *downloaded* at this link (do *not* open in Google Docs):
Student's Full Name
Preschool / Kindergarden
School Street Address
School Zip Code
Father / Grandfather / Stepfather / Father-figure Full Name
Father / Grandfather / Stepfather / Father-figure Full Email address (only used to notify the winners)
Father / Grandfather / Stepfather / Father-figure Full Phone Number (only used to notify the winners)
This essay is about the Student's
Please email the completed 2021 IFI Fatherhood Essay Contest Student Essay form (completed or scanned PDF file - 10 MB max) to
Check this box if you sent the email so we can match the file to this submission.
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