Essay Contest

 
The Paradise Valley Chapter participates in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest and the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. Karen Martin is the American History Chairwoman for our chapter. She can be contacted by phone, 480-948-1503 or by e-mail, pvdar@eikooz.com.

 

 

Celebrate America's History!


Are you in 5th through 8th grade?
You are invited to participate in the American History Essay Contest

Topic for 2016-2017

The National Park Service was established by Congress in 1916. The National Park Service manages approximately 84.4 million acres of national parks. Pretend you are writing a journal while visiting one of the 58 national parks. Identify its location. Discuss why and when it was established as a national park. What makes this park one of our national treasures?

Title of Essay:

“Celebrating A Century of America’s National Parks”

Open to Grades 5 through 8

Length 300-1,000 words (depending on grade level)

Deadline for submission to Paradise Valley Chapter is December 31, 2016. You can download official contest rules by clicking: American History Essay Contest Information.

Are you in 9th through 12th grade? You are invited to participate in the...
Christopher Columbus Essay Contest

Topic for 2016-2017

Technological advances have greatly changed our world since the voyages of Christopher Columbus. If Christopher Columbus had just some of the technology we have today in 2016, how might this have changed his planning and carrying out of his voyages: What technological advances would have been most beneficial to Christopher Columbus?

Title of essay:

“Technology’s Impact on the Voyage of Christopher Columbus”

Open to Grades 9 -12
Length: Between 800 and 1200 words

Deadline for submission to Paradise Valley Chapter is December 31, 2016. You can download official contest rules by clicking: Christopher Columbus Essay Contest Information.
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