Entry must be written by an OHCE member in good standing.
Entries will only be judged if they are placed in a 3 brad paper folder with pockets for 8 1/2 x 11” white paper. Information is needed in the following order: Life Story, Name of Author, Address, County, District, and year written on the upper right hand corner of the label affixed to the folder.
The essay must be on typewriter or computer using Times New Roman font 12 size and double spaced with a 1 inch left hand margin. It should be 1-3 pages in length.
Do not include photographs, clip art, or news clippings.
All life essays submitted for state judging must include the signed Life Essay “Release Form” statement by the author giving OHCE the right to read publicly and publish without further financial compensation to the author.
County winner essays must be submitted to the OHCE Awards Chair by February 1st.
Must be or have been elected or appointed to serve on a local, county, or state committee within the past three (3) years.
4. Heart of OHCE:
The candidate’s accomplishments promoting family values in the following areas: a. Educational involvement within the family, b. Moral value, c. Responsibility.
The candidate’s accomplishments in the community in the following areas: a. Volunteer work-civic organizations, youth, library, hospital, etc. b. Leadership, c. Environmental activism, d. Education programs, tutoring, etc. e. Political.
The candidate’s involvement in promoting OHCE in the community.
Criteria for Member Awards Heart of OHCE, Rookie Member, Young Member, and Member of the Year
Place a label on the outside right hand corner of the 3 brad paper folder. Put name of award being applied for, Name, County, and District. The folder needs to have two inside pockets.
Page 1: Picture of you (or your family) and your name.
Page 2: Completed application forms.
Page 3 & 4: Story, Times New Roman font size 12, double spaced with a 1” left hand margin. Story should be written in third party.