National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 12-18, 2021, is when America takes the time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs. This past year has brought unique challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, truckers across the nation rose to the challenge and kept America moving. To celebrate the heroic efforts of drivers nationwide, Acuity is sponsoring its annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Essay Contest.
The contest is open to truck drivers and their families as well as those with a personal connection to a truck driver. Entrants are invited to submit an essay of up to 500 words. Over $10,000 in prizes will be awarded, including a grand prize of $2,500 for each category.
Entrants will be asked to answer one of the following two questions:
- How has a truck driver in your life gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- How has someone in your life gone above and beyond in supporting a truck driver or their family during the COVID-19 pandemic?
In addition to receiving a cash prize, winners will also be able to choose from a list of trucking charities to which Acuity will make a donation on their behalf.
Entries are being accepted from June 1 until July 21, 2021. Submissions will be judged on originality and uniqueness of the story, use of language relevant to the topic, and creativity in how ideas are expressed.