Middle School Brochure Contest
Brochures due to Local Chapter by February 1st
The aim of this contest is to stimulate interest in American History in support of the established school curriculum.
This contest is directed at students in the 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grades, depending on which year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system - including ecumenical and home schooled students. If the American Revolution period of American History is technically not specifically covered during these middle school grades, an entry will still be accepted for the competition by the state society. In the case where the local school system, or its equivalent, teaches the American Revolution period of American History, the young person must enter the contest through the school and not as a separate entry. In the case where 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.
The local Chapter shall collect all brochures and judge them in a local contest. Chapter level prizes are set and distributed by the Chapter. Each Texas SAR Chapter may forward one brochure to be judged at the State level.
State level prizes are as follows: 1st Place - $300 Cash; 2nd Place - $200 Cash; 3rd Place - $150 Cash; 4th and 5th Place - $100 Cash. The winner of the State level contest will be forwarded to be judged at the National level. National level prizes are set and distributed by the National Society.
What Is the SAR Middle School Brochure Contest?
The SAR Middle School Brochure Contest is to create a tri-fold brochure out of a typical 8 ½” x 11" piece of paper. The brochure must conform to the contest theme which is one of the nine foundational documents of the United States which the student selects.
What is the Theme?
The SAR Brochure Contest theme is currently any of these nine (9) Foundational Documents of the United States:
- Articles of Association of 1774
- The Virginia Declaration of Rights 1776
- Declaration of Independence 1776
- Articles of Confederation 1777-1781
- General Washington's Resignation as Commander of the Continental Army 1783
- U.S. Constitution 1787
- Federalist Papers 1788
- Bill of Rights 1791
- President Washington’s farewell Address 1796
Starting in the school year 2023-2024 and for the following ten years, the Brochure contest will also include the creation of brochures based on the celebration of 250th anniversary events of the Revolutionary period. These themes and celebrations of these events include:
- 1773- 2023 The Boston Tea Party
- 1774- 2024 The First Continental Congress
- 1775- 2025 The Battles of Lexington and Concord
- 1776- 2026 The Battle of Princeton and Valley Forge
- 1777- 2027 The Battle of Saratoga
- 1778- 2028 The French Alliance
- 1779- 2029 The Siege of Vincennes or Fort Sackville Battle of Kettle Creek
- 1780- 2030 Battle of Kings Mountain
- 1781- 2031 Siege of Yorktown
- 1782- 2032 Battle of Blue Licks
- 1783- 2033 Treaty of Paris
Therefore, this year 2023-2024 school year, students can chose from the nine foundational documents as well as the Boston tea Party or the First Continental Congress.
Instructions to Chapter: Brochure, National Entry Form, and parental consent form need to be in the hands of the contest chairman by March 1st.
Questions can be directed to Wayne Courreges at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAR Chapter representative – mailing instructions are available on the private Texas SAR site by clicking here.