Stow City Council and Munroe Falls City Council are sponsoring an Armed Forces Banner Essay Contest.

Honor a past or present member of the Armed Forces with a commemorative banner.

Winners will have their name on the banners as the sponsor.

Contest Rules:

1. This contest is open to any student, grade 5-8, who lives in Stow or Munroe Falls.

2. The contestant should explain through an essay, photos or artwork (or combination of all three) why they feel a specific family member, family friend or community member is worthy of recognition with a banner.

3. There will be one winning entry from Stow and one winning entry from Munroe Falls.

4. The City Councils of Stow and Munroe Falls will select the winner from their respective community and will donate the cost of the banner to be printed and hung for the winning students.

5. The winning students will be photographed with their banner and City Council members in the spring, 2017.

Submit to: Stow City Council Clerk, 3760 Darrow Road, Stow, OH 44224; Munroe Falls City, c/o Anne DiCola, 43 Munroe Falls Avenue, Munroe Falls, OH 44262.

Essays are due on Dec. 30.