IN.gov - Skip Navigation

Note: This message is displayed if (1) your browser is not standards-compliant or (2) you have you disabled CSS. Read our Policies for more information.

Indiana Department of Administration

IDOA > Statehouse Tour Office > Indiana Statehood Day Indiana Statehood Day

Governor Mike Pence welcomes students to the 2013 Statehood Day CelebrationHoosier Bicentennial Logo

Hoosier Bicentennial Moments

Essay Contest

The Indiana State House Tour Office in conjunction with the Indiana Center for the Book and the Indiana State Library hosted an essay competition to commemorate Indiana Statehood Day 2014. The 2014 theme was Hoosier Bicentennial Moments.

Essay Contest Winners | .pdf

Essay Contest Rules & Details | .pdf

For additional information about the essay contest visit the Indiana State Library website. 


2014 Statehood Day Celebration

The 198th birthday of Indiana will be celebrated on Thursday, December 11.

Festivities will be held at the Indiana State House, the Indiana State Museum, the Indiana State Library and the Indiana Historical Society. Each program will feature one of the winners of the 4th grade essay contest.

For more information about the programs held on December 11 contact one of the event coordinators listed in the informational handout .pdf


2013 Indiana Statehood Day Essay Contest Winners

Winners were honored at the Statehood Day Celebration at the Indiana State House on December 11, 2013.
Download the event program here

2013 Essay Contest Winners
Award Name Teacher School Essay
First Place Andrew Knight Mrs. Sanchez Our Lady of Grace School Levi Coffin
Second Place Skylar Ashcraft Rose Smith Sacred Heart School Ryan White
Third Place Elizabeth Parrish Jessica Davis Van Rensselaer Elementary Variety of Heroes
Fourth Place Cate Lehner Connie Hessler St. Jude School Her Uncle James who fought in Vietnam