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 2020-2021

March 5, 2020, marks the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre, considered to be a pivotal event that paved the way to the American Revolution. Imagine you are living in Boston and, after witnessing the events of March 5, describe your family’s discussion about the Boston Massacre and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.

Title of Essay:

“The Boston Massacre”

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, 2020. You can download official contest rules by clicking: (AHC-1000)