To commemorate the War of 1812 and the writing of The Star-Spangled Banner, the Coast Guard has announced its upcoming essay and art contest, where the prize is a ride on the the tall ship, the Coast Guard Barque Eagle, at OpSail 2012.
“This is a great opportunity for high school students to ride into New London harbor on America’s tall ship – the Coast Guard’s Barque Eagle, and I encourage all those interested to enter the contests,” John S. Johnson, OpSail Connecticut chairman, said in a press release announcing the contest.
“We’re talking about the opportunity of a lifetime.”
The deadline for New London submission is June 1 and applicants must be enrolled in high school and at least 12 years old.
Full contest rules and information on essay and art topics is available here.