The Paradise Valley Chapter, NSDAR, participates in the annual American History Essay Contest and the Patriots of the American Revolution DAR High School 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 2022-2023
Essay Title: “Delegate to Second Continental Congress”
Reference: The Second Continental Congress met from May 10, 1775 – March 1, 1781, and included delegates from all thirteen colonies. This Congress was instrumental in shaping what was to become the United States of America. Imagine that you are a delegate during 1775-1776. Which colony are you from and what will be important for you to accomplish for your colony?
Open to Grades 5 through 8
Length 300-1,000 words (depending on grade level)
Deadline for submission to Paradise Valley Chapter is December 23, 2022. You can download official contest rules by clicking: (AHC-1000)
Patriots of the American Revolution DAR High School Essay Contest
Open to Grades 9 through 12
Length Between 800 and 1,200 words
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.
Deadline for submission to Paradise Valley Chapter is December 23, 2022. You can download official contest rules by clicking: (AHC-1002)