Students in grades 6-8 across the state of Indiana are invited to submit an entry for the Indy 500 100th Running essay contest.
Students are asked to respond to the following writing prompt: “With great fanfare and excitement, the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place May 29, 2016. This historical event will bring national and international attention to Indiana. Race fans from all over the world will attend the Indianapolis 500. Write a letter to the race fans to welcome them to Indiana and to highlight the significance of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.”