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NSSAR George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest. The contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools in that same grade range. The application deadline is December 31, the number of awards is 3, and the maximum awards amount is $5,000.

To participate, students must submit an original 800- to 1,200-word essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Each student's essay will be judged based upon its historical accuracy, clarity, organization, grammar and spelling, and documentation.



Eligibility:

    -Contestants must be attending public, parochial, or private high schools (including accredited home schools)
    -Contestants must be in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior grade of study during the contest year
    -Essay text must be a minimum of 800 words and may not exceed 1,200 words
    -The essay must have four parts: (1) title page, (2) essay text, (3) bibliography, and (4) contestant's biography. Full details can be found at the provider's website
    -Contests are held at the state and national level, so be sure to check the main website for accurate deadline dates
    -The contest must be entered through a Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution near the student's residence. In some cases, the contest may be entered at the State level. Only one entry per student is permitted each year. 


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