Americanism Elementary &
Middle School Contests

Deadline for entry to Chapter – February 1st

For any questions and transmission of all contest submissions, please e-mail the Paul Carrington Chapter Americanism Contests Chair.

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Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest


     The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest. The contest is open to public school, parochial, home-schooled, Scouting, or Children of the American Revolution member students in that same grade range. In addition, young artists with enthusiasm toward art, a love of American history, or a passion for creative expression can submit their posters to their local SAR chapter for competition.

     The 1st Place winner from each local school will compete at the Chapter level.  The Chapter winner will then advance to the competition at the Texas SAR State Conference. They will be eligible for the following prizes: 1st Place - $300 Cash; 2nd Place - $200 Cash; 3rd Place - $150 Cash; 4th and 5th Place - $100 Cash. The Texas Society winner will represent the State Society at the National Level.

The topic for 2021 - 2022 year's contest is: "A Revolutionary War Event"

The deadline for Completed Contestant Packages to Chapter is: February 1st.

Posters will be judged by the following criteria:

  1. Does the poster express the annual theme?
     
  2. Does the poster show originality by the student?
     
  3. Does the poster show evidence of research?
     
  4. Does the poster show artistic merit and creativity?
     
  5. Does the poster accurately reflect the historical event?
     
  6. Is the poster neat and visually pleasing?

 

RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPANTS

      • The poster will be on a standard poster board (22" x 28")
         
      • Any media or drawing material may be used, and students may paste unpublished material (not commercially printed) on their boards.
         
      • No three-dimensional posters will be accepted.
         
      • No group project posters. One individual student must do each poster.
         
      • All entries must have the following information taped to the back of the poster: The student's Name, Address, Home Telephone, Age, Grade, Name of School, Name of Teacher, and Sponsoring SAR Chapter (Paul Carrington Chapter).
         
      • The front of the poster must not be signed.
         
      • The student's Social Security Number will be required for State Winners, before entering National Contest, to be eligible for National Prizes.
         
      • The cutoff day for entering at the Local Chapter level is February 1st.

     For more information on the contest's requirements, please download the Elementary School Poster Contest Instructions.

All entries are to have the following:

  1. Elementary School Poster Contest Entry Form;
     
  2. A signed Parental Consent/Release Form; and,
     
  3. An Authenticity Form.

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The Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest

 

     This contest aims to stimulate interest in American History in support of the established school curriculum. In Texas, the American Revolution is taught in the 8th grade. This includes public, private, and homes-chooled students.

     For a student enrolled in a school that teaches the American Revolution period of a history course, the student must enter the contest through the school and not as a separate entry. However, if the local school system does not teach this period of American History, the student may enter through their local Sons of the American Revolution Chapter. For Texas schools, American History is taught in the 8th grade.

     The 1st Place winner from each local school will compete at the Chapter level. The Chapter winner will then advance to the competition at the Texas SAR State Conference. They will be eligible for the following prizes: 1st Place - $300 Cash; 2nd Place - $200 Cash; 3rd Place - $150 Cash; 4th and 5th Place - $100 Cash. The Texas Society winner will represent the State Society at the National Level.

     Students can choose from any of the five (5) Foundational Documents of the United States as the theme for their brochure. The Foundational Documents of the United States includes the following:

      • Articles of Confederation
         
      • Declaration of Independence
         
      • Constitution
         
      • Federalist Papers
         
      • Bill of Rights

     Please download the Instructions for the Brochure Contest before asking your students to create their posters.

     All entries are to have the following:

  1. 1.Middle School Brochure Contest Entry Form;
     
  2. A signed Parental Consent/Release Form; and,
     
  3. An Authenticity Form.

 

E-mail Communication Requirements: In compliance with the Youth Protection Policy of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, any e-mails initiated from minors to a SAR member must include their parent/guardian in the communication. SAR members will reply to a minor’s e-email but are required to have the minor’s parents/guardian, plus one other SAR chapter member, on the communication.

 

 

 

 

Paul Carrington Chapter No. 5, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution
1415 South Voss Ste 110-425 — Houston, TX 77057-1086

President.HoustonSAR@Gmail.com

www.SARHouston.org

The Paul Carrington Chapter is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism,
preserving American history, and supporting education for our future generations.

Copyright © 2023 Paul Carrington Chapter  —  Last Modified: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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