March 3, 2021

Women’s History Month Annual ‘Girl Power Contest’ Now Accepting Entries with Theme on Questions and Advice for the Vice President

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for Women is seeking entries for its fourth annual Girl Power Contest. County residents age 5 and up are eligible to submit a short story, a poem or a drawing that relates to this year’s theme on questions and advice for the Vice President.

Contest entries must address the following official question:

“History has been made with the United States electing its first ever female Vice President. If you had the opportunity, what advice would you give her? And what three important issues should she consider addressing while in office?”

Entries typically are short stories, poems and drawings. Creativity is encouraged. Entries will be judged on creativity—and they must refrain from using vulgarities and racist or sexist comments or images. Winning entries will be selected in four categories: elementary school, middle school, high school and adult.

All contest winners will be featured in Commission for Women social media and receive a swag bag.

Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, March 31, and are limited to one per person. Written entries should be no more than 500 words. Entries should include the entrant’s full name, age, grade, school (if applicable), telephone number and email address. Winners will be announced by April 30.

For more information and to submit entries for the 2021 Girl Power Contest online, go to Entries should be made electronically through the entry form on the website. Though not encouraged, entries may also be submitted by email to or mailed to 2021 Girl Power Contest / Montgomery County Commission for Women / 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330 / Rockville, MD 20850.  

Entries submitted by minors must include written permission from a parent or guardian and be the minor’s own work. All entries become the property of the Montgomery County Commission for Women and may be used for publicity purposes.

The contest is sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women, Montgomery County Public Libraries and Friends of the Library of Montgomery County.

For more information, call 240-777-8300 or visit .