This contest is open to grade school students studying the American Revolution. In San Diego public schools, the American Revolution is normally taught in the 5th grade, but private and charter school may teach it in grades 4 through 6. Entries should be submitted to local SAR chapters through school classrooms or directly by cub scouts and CAR members.
2018 Results: The San Diego Chapter contest winners were all from Silver Strand Elementary School in Coronado. Fifth grade winners were Maya Rodriguez-Troestch who won first place with the topic of “The Battle of Saratoga – Turning point of the American Revolution”. Allyson Fabrey won second place, and Parker Freeman won third place. Maya also won an Honorable Mention Ribbon in the State of California competition!
The above photo shows from left to right SD SAR Color Guard Commander Skip Cox, Parker Freeman, Maya Rodriguez-Troestch, Allyson Fabrey, and SD SAR 2018 Chapter President Barry Key.
2017 Results: The first place winner of the San Diego Chapter contest, Silver Strand Elementary School student Aaron Baumann, won third place in the State of California!
The above shows Aaron receiving his medal and check for his achievement at the State level. With Aaron is Tammy Marble, Silver Strand School Principal and Fred Hall, San Diego Chapter President – 2017.
Posters are judged on the following criteria:
- Does the poster express the annual theme?
- Does the poster show originality by the student?
- Does the poster show evidence of research?
- Does the poster show artistic merit and creativity?
- Does the poster accurately reflect the historical event?
- Is the poster neat and visually pleasing?
How the contest works:
- Each local school winner will compete at the Chapter level.
- Each Chapter winner will compete at the State level.
- Once the State Society has selected a winner, that poster will compete at the National level.
- Posters must be on a standard 22×28 inch poster board.
- Posters should not be framed or enhanced in any way by the submitting Chapter.
- No “3D” posters will be accepted.
- The posters must conform to the yearly theme and show evidence of research.