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Chairman: Carl Arnold (Arnie) Burris

​Vice Chairman: Jeremy Ward

The aim of the National Americanism Elementary School Poster contest is to stimulate interest in American History in support of the established school curriculum.

This contest is directed at students in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grades, depending on which year the American Revolution is taught in their educational system – including ecumenical and home schooled students.

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 grades 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.

Each State Chapter selects a winner by February 1st of each year. The poster entries are judged prior to the February State Convention and the first-place winner and family are invited to the Youth Awards Luncheon. The first place poster is sent to the SAR National Congress for judging. Please contact this Society Chairman for additional details, including prize amounts awarded at State and National levels.

The topic for the Poster Contest is set by the NSSAR Americanism Committee annually at the Spring Leadership Meeting for the upcoming school year.  The topic is announced at the Annual NSSAR Congress after the winning poster for the current year is recognized.

The topic for the Poster Contest is set by the NSSAR Americanism Committee annually at the Spring Leadership Meeting.  The NSSAR Americanism Committee has decided that in the future the theme of the Poster Contest will alternate between "Revolutionary War Person(s)" and Revolutionary War Events." School years ending in odd numbers "i.e. 2018-2019" will be Revolutionary War Person(s)" and school years ending in even numbers will be "Revolutionary War Events." The hope is that by having future themes available, compatriots will be better able to work with local schools in planning curricula and thus increase participation in this contest.

The theme for Academic Year 2019-2020 is "Revolutionary War Events." 


Chapters select winner by January 31, 2020, notify Chairman and send to the State Convention for judging prior to February 7, 2020. The state winner for this contest receives $200; 2nd place receives $150; 3rd place receives $100. Chairman will send checks and certificates to Chapters after Convention. First place poster is judged at National Congress.