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March 24, 2014

SAN ANTONIO - Installation Management Command Child Youth and School Services celebrates the Month of the Military child with the Young Lives, Big Stories contest.

Starting April 1, military children will be able to tell their story on what it means to be a military child through drawings, photos, videos or words for a chance to win great prizes. The Young Lives, Big Stories contest is open to active duty Army, National Guard and Reserve children preschool through twelfth grade.

Each participant may submit one entry into the contest. One winner from each category will receive a prize and the top overall winner, will receive the grand prize. Competition categories are as follows: Pre-K, Kindergarten-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6th-8th grade and 9th -12th grade. All winners will be selected by a panel of judges from IMCOM Headquarters. Prizes include an iPad, Xbox One, Wii Mini and Disney tablet. The grand prize will be an Apple laptop.

To enter, participants can visit one of our CYSS facilities or The Young Lives, Big Stories contest runs April 1-24. All submissions must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CDT on April 24.

Month of the Military Child activities and events reaffirms the Army's commitment to ensuring excellence in schools, childcare and youth services as well as providing a strong supportive environment where children can thrive.

For more information on the Young Lives, Big Stories contest, visit