National History Essay Competitions with Monetary Prizes for Grades 5-8 and 9-12
Tuesday, Nov 02, 2021
The 2 National DAR Essay Competitions are open to any student grades 5-8 and 9- 12.
The essay contest for grades 5-8 topic this year is “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” November 11, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The educational prompt being given to schools is Imagine that you had a brother who lost his life on the battlefields of France during World War I. You and your family attended November 11, 1921, the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C. Describe what this meant to you and your family. Why is it important to remember those who gave their lives to serve our nation?
The Lighthouse Point DAR will select one essay at each grade level is selected as First Place winners and forward to the Florida State American History competition.
All essays must be submitted digitally by December 5th. For more information, please contact Mrs. Palumbo at firstname.lastname@example.org
The essay contest for grades 9-12 for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will be focused on figures of the American Revolution, in preparation for the 250th anniversary of the nation’s founding. The contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 in public, private, or parochial schools or those who are homeschooled. All grades will be judged together, with one winner chosen.
The topic for this essay contest is: Select a figure from the era of the American Revolution (1773 – 1783). Discuss how he or she influenced the course of the American Revolution, who he or she was, and his/her contribution to the founding of a new nation. Figures may be any person, whether a well-known figure or an everyday man, woman, or child who supported the American Revolution in ways large or small. Students are encouraged to use primary sources (i.e., immediate, first-hand accounts such as letters, diaries, speeches, or newspaper reports) for their research, lesser well-known figures are acceptable, but subjects must have been actual participants, i.e., not fictionalized.
The essay must be digitally submitted by December 5th, 2021. They will select one winner to move on to the state competition. For more information, please contact Mrs. Palumbo at email@example.com.