Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest
The Americanism Poster Contest is sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution and is intended to stimulate interest in American History in support of the Elementary School curriculum. The contest is designed to let the students express, through pictures and words, what they have learned about a participant in the American Revolution. A video on this and other SAR Youth Contest can be found at https://www.sar.org/sar-youth-awards-program-videos.
This year’s theme is Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. It is our hope that whole classrooms will study the Marquis as part of their American History lessons. Each student would then select those important events that they feel most significant in the Marquis’s life and draw them with comments on the significance of the events.
The contest is directed at students in the 3rd, 4th, or 5th grades, including ecumenical and home schooled students. The contest is also open to members of the Cub Scouts and Brownies and C.A.R. (Children of the American Revolution) who are in the same grades but whose school system may not be participating in the contest.
Posters rules are:
1. Students are encouraged to discuss plans for their posters, but the final poster must be the work of a single student not a group;
2. The final poster must be standard poster size (22”x28” to 24”x36”);
3. The art work must be original and not copies of another artist or published work (no clip art);
4. Computer printed text CAN be used and pasted to the poster, but the words must be the student’s;
5. All entries must have the following information on the back of the poster (the front of the poster must not be signed or labeled):
a. Student's data: Name, Adress, Home Phone Number, Age, and Grade.
b. School/Troop data: Name of Teacher/Scout Leader, Name of School/Organization.
Posters will be judged on the following criteria:
1. Does the poster express the annual theme?
2. Does the poster show originality by the student?
3. Does the poster show evidence of research?
4. Does the poster show artistic merit and creativity?
5. Does the poster accurately reflect the historical event?
6. Is the poster neat and visually pleasing?
Awards may be given on each of three levels:
· Each local school or group may be awarded a prize by the local Chapter to their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Each of the Chapter 1st place winners will be forwarded to the State level competition;
· The State Society will select their winner, and award 1st place $300.00, 2nd place $200.00 and 3rd place $100.00. The 1st place winner at the State level will compete at the National level.
· The National Prize & Awards are: 1st Place - $200, 2nd Place - $150, 3rd Place: $100.
Submission of a poster to the contest:
Submission of Posters for this year’s contest must be completed by March 31, 2017.
· If you were contacted by someone in a particular Chapter, please contact that person with any questions or for Poster pick-up
· You can always contact the Poster Chairman, George M. Clarke, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (484) 410-4436 when the poster is completed and arrangement will be made for pick-up.
Last Updated 9/30/2016