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The Sons of the American Revolution

Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest




This contest is directed at students in the 5th grade, the grade that the History of the American Revolution is taught in the Ohio educational system.  The National Society Elementary School Poster Contest topic for 2016 years contest is: The Signing of Camp Charlotte Treaty. The contest is also open to members of the Cub Scouts and Brownies and CAR (Children of the American Revolution) who are in the same grade but whose school system may not be participating in the contest.  In the case where the local school system, or its equivalent, is participating, the young person must enter the contest through the school and not as a separate entry.  


Rules and Guidelines:

      Poster will be on a standard poster board (22x28)

      Any media or drawing material may be used, and students may paste unpublished material (not commercially printed on their boards. (Three dimensional boards not accepted)

      The subject must conform to the theme The Signing of Camp Charlotte Treaty, showing evidence of research.  The student may include a short written explanation on the poster concerning symbols used.

      No group project poster.  Each poster must be done by one individual student.

      Deadline for project completion, March 1, 2016.

      Only one winner per group.

      All entries must have the following information taped to the back of the poster.(the front of the poster must not be signed or labeled:

        Student data:  Name, Address, Home phone number, age and grade Social Security number will be required for State Winners, before entering in National Contest to be eligible for National Prizes

        School data: Name of Teacher, Name of School and Address

        Sponsoring SAR Chapter (Northeastern Ohio Chapter #12)


Posters will be judged by 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.                  Is the poster neat?


The winner from each local school will compete at the local Chapter level. The Chapter winner will compete at State level.  The State Winners will be on display during National SAR Conference and compete against all State entries. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners will be announced during National Congress. The top National winners will receive a Rosette Ribbon and a monetary award.


Refer any questions to Poster Contest Chairman Compatriot Jim Gilbert  440-224-0252