Military Nonprofit Organization sponsoring essay contest for military children

Military Nonprofit Organization sponsoring essay contest for military children

Military No Stress PCS

April was designated Month of the Military Child in 1986 by then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger as a way to recognize the contributions, courage and patriotism of military children. These children learn to bloom and flourish wherever they are planted. With each move, this unique group adapts to their new surroundings and overcomes the challenges associated with frequent relocations.

To celebrate their resilience, the nonprofit organization, Military No Stress PCS, is giving military children the opportunity to be heard and recognized through an essay contest for elementary, middle and high school students.

Essays will be judged on creativity and originality in the following grade-level categories:

  • K- 3rd grade
  • 4th-7th grade
  • 8th-11th grade
  • 12th grade

The winner in each grade-level category will receive prizes to include either an iPad, laptop and/or educational programming subscriptions. Winners and winning essays will be featured on Military No Stress PCS social media pages.

Here’s all that’s required to enter:

Kindergartners through 11th graders should describe what they love most about being a military child. High school seniors should share their advice for younger military children.

Essays should be 1-3 page Word documents and can be emailed to or submitted through the organization’s website at at the “essay contest” tab.

Essays are due April 8, 2023.

Military No Stress PCS offers a free concierge service to military families to help answer any of their move-related questions or concerns. U.S. military families move every two to three years – 10 times more often than their civilian counterparts. These Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves require a lot of research and planning so the organization’s team of concierge agents are ready to assist families relocating stateside and overseas. From questions about schools in a new area to how to transport pets and vehicles, agents provide military families with the resources and answers they need to have a successful PCS. PCS-related questions can be submitted through the organization website.

The organization also has a team of Military Relocation Professionals who can help families purchase or sell their homes as they transition to a new duty station. These Military Relocation Professionals are licensed realtors who are either Veterans or military spouses; therefore, they are knowledgeable and equipped to find housing solutions that best suit the needs of military families.

Military No Stress PCS was founded in 2021 and is the brainchild of Rob Schelle of Tampa, FLA.  Through the organization’s services, Schelle hopes military families feel supported and appreciated. “I started this organization as a way to give back to the military community,” he said. “I hope our efforts minimize the stress that’s a part of each PCS move and convey the gratitude we have for our service members and their families.”

For more information, please call 813-681-4663 or send an email to

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