All men involved in a child's life - fathers, uncles, grandpas, brothers, step-fathers, mentors, neighbors, pastors, coaches, and friends - impact the children they care about.

Washington State PTA sponsors an annual essay contest that explores the important and different contributions that men make in the lives and education of children, from our children's perspective.

The writing contest is open to all Washington state children, grades K-12 and the deadline is March 1, 2017.

For more information about the contest and how to participate visit: