Essay Contest

The Paradise Valley Chapter NSDAR participates in the annual American History Essay Contest and the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. For more information please contact our Essay Contest Chair.

Celebrate America’s History!

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

Topic for 2017-2018

The end of World War I was the beginning of a new age. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Imagine you are living in 1918. State where you are living and how the end of the war will impact your daily life. Discuss the pros and cons of the changes this War introduced to society and how you imagine those changes will impact the United States in the years to come.

Title of Essay:

“World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars”

Open to Grades 5 through 8
Length 300-1,000 words (depending on grade level)

Deadline for submission to Paradise Valley Chapter is December 20, 2017. You can download official contest rules by clicking: (AHC-1000)

Are you in grades 9 through 12? You are invited to participate in the…

Christopher Columbus Essay Contest

Topic for 2017-2018

Christopher Columbus, an Italian, managed to convince a Spanish monarch to fund his voyage. Discuss the reasons why a monarch from one country would be interested in hiring an explorer from a foreign country to complete such an important mission. What convinced the Spanish monarchy to support Christopher Columbus instead of Spanish explorers?

Title of essay:

“Advantages and Disadvantages of Working Relationships
Between Foreign Parties”

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

Deadline for submission to Paradise Valley Chapter is December 20, 2017. You can download official contest rules by clicking: (AHC-1002)