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Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest

Sponsored by the Northeastern Ohio Chapter #12

The Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest

The Brochure Contest is open to 8th grade children attending: public school, private school, home schooled and when a child’s school is not participating in the contest, the contest is open to them as members of the: C.A.R. (Children of the American Revolution), and/or when involved in scouting.

The topic can be one of the following: 

"The Foundational Documents of the United States"

These include:

Articles of Confederation

Declaration of Independence


Federalist Papers

Bill of Rights


The Official name of the Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest is: The Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest.  The hope is that some student will ask:

Who was Moses Adams?


Which will open up a teaching moment for teachers and SAR Compatriots on the ultimate sacrifice men have made so that we can experience the freedom we enjoy.   

“Sgt. Adams was with the 13th Massachusetts Regiment.  He died at Valley Forge.  He did not do anything historically significant other than to give his life for our freedom, along with 25,000 other men.  This contest is so named in their honor, and the families who suffered their loss for generations.”


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


Deadline for entry 1 March.

Americanism Middle School Brochure Contest 


Brochure size: The brochures must be made from a single 8 ½ ” x 11” piece of blank printer paper. The paper must be folded according to the instructions provided for the contest. The content of the various panels of the brochure should align with the instructions provided.


 Paper thickness: The thickness of paper in the US is commonly expressed on the package of paper as the “weight”. The basis weight of a paper is the designated fixed weight of 500 sheets, measured in pounds, in that paper's basic sheet size. For the purposes of the contest, choose 8 ½ ” x 11”paper with a ‘weight’ of 32 Lbs. or less is recommended. Paper weights of 20, 24, 28, and 32 Lbs. are common. Construction paper is usually thicker – over 32 Lbs., but may be used so long as the final product can be folded closed as atri-fold 8 ½ ” x 11” brochure.

Paper color:  White paper is most common, but pastel, or color paper is acceptable.


Artwork: All artwork on brochures must be hand drawn. Do not paste pictures from magazines, books, or the Internet onto the brochure. Do not use clip art. Tracing is permissible and simple drawings that represent complex concepts are encouraged for those who may doubt their artistic skills. Ideas are the most important element in these brochures and the art is merely a means of conveying those ideas.


Pasting: Pasting of hand drawn art work onto a master is permitted. Lighter paper weights (e.g. 20, 24 Lbs.) are recommended for items to be pasted onto a master. Text: The written text is commonly hand printed. Typed text sections (even pasted on) are also permitted. [CAUTION: This must be original text written by the student – not clipped from magazines, books or taken off the Internet.]