Poster Contest

Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest


What is the poster contest?

It is a contest for elementary school students to create their own original artistic poster based on the current theme. Not only do the judges grade on how well the entries express the theme, but on originality and creativity, as well as evidence of historical research on the given topic. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners by the MDSSAR and there are also national prizes awarded.

Who is it for?

The Americanism Poster Contest is directed towards 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students, particularly those who are either currently learning about American History in their school curriculum, or are just interested in American History!

How does the contest work?

Please contact the state contest chairman to submit your poster. The contest has some important deadlines that need to be observed. Please make a note of these dates so that your entries can be considered.

  • May 1: Posters are due to the local chapter.
  • May 15: Chapter poster submissions are due to the State chairman.
  • June 1: State winner is due to the National chairman.

Where can I go to find more information?

Please consult the national society website for all of the official rules and procedures of the contest.

You may contact the State Chairman if you have any questions or concerns about the contest:

C. Louis Raborg, Jr.
MDSSAR Poster Contest Chairman
714 Chestnut Hill Rd
Forest Hill, MD 21050
410-879-2246