To commemorate the 100th anniversary of women being granted the right to vote, South Plainfield 7th and 8th grade students, as well has high school students grades 9th through 12th are invited to submit an essay highlighting an activist who had a connection to New Jersey, and to explain the importance of his or her role to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.


Grades 7th and 8th                                   Grades 9th through 12th

First Place:       $150 Gift Card                First Place:        $150 Gift Card

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Second Place:  $100 Gift Card                Second Place:    $100 Gift Card

Third Place:     $  75 Gift Card                Third Place:       $  75 Gift Card 


Winners will be honored by Borough Clerk Amy Antonides, Council President Christine Faustini and Councilwoman Melanie Mott on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Borough Hall. 


The contest is open through 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020.  For full contest rules and eligibility, please visit