Elementary School Poster Contest
The purpose of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Annual
Poster Contest is to stimulate interest in the history of the
Revolutionary War at the grade level when this period of American
History is usually taught in the Georgia public school system.
This is a National contest which begins at the Chapter level,
with each SAR chapter judging posters from schools in its area
to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each school.
Each Chapter then determines an overall Chapter winner to submit
to the Georgia Society (GASSAR), which determines 1st, 2nd,
and 3rd place winners at the state level. Each State then submits
its 1st place winner to be judged at the NSSAR Annual National
Congress, where 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. National winners are
Students who are in the third or fourth grade at a public or
private school, or at the equivalent level of Home Schooling
Guidelines for the Poster Contest are set by the National Society
SAR, but the specific topics are determined each year by the
Georgia Society SAR Education Committee. This years theme for
the 2018 - 2019 school year is "Revolutionary War People" and
contestants shall choose one of these individuals for
their poster entry:
Georgia SAR Source Book
Official rules and guidelines, tips and judging criteria are
available online from the Georgia Society - SAR at the following
Here for Source Book.
Look for the following:
Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest
Sons of the American Revolution Poster Contest
GASSAR Elementary School Poster Contest
To qualify and pass the judging process, all entries in the
Piedmont Poster Contest must meet the rules and guidelines outlined
from the Source Book.
(Copied from the The Georgia
SAR Source Book Poster Contest documentation.)
minimum of 12 posters per school must be submitted
for cash prizes to be awarded to winners at the school.
a standard poster board sizeof 22 inches by 28 inches.
media of drawing material may be used. Unpublished
material (not commercially printed) may be used. Three
dimensional posters will not be accepted.
subject conforms to the announced topic. It must show
evidence of research. The student may include a brief
explanation on the poster concerning any symbols used.
posters are not allowed. Each poster must be the work
of an individual student.
entries must have the following information taped
to the back of the poster: Name, Address, Home Phone
Number, Age, Grade, Name of teacher, Name of School,
Address of school.
for a Good Poster
the name of the Topic prominently on the poster.
some limited text to reflect facts and figures to
evidence research on the subject. Posters with "boxed"
text tend to present a better appearance than those
with no text and those with randomly scattered text.
basic Internet research often reveals major myths
of history to avoid on a given subject.
the American flag is a very proud patriotic symbol,
avoid using modern versions of it on the poster and
use the correct historical flag for the time period
if a flag is used.
the text to a few bulleted items can decrease the
opportunity for grammar and spelling errors. Limited
pasting of computer-generated text is permitted.
out the names. Don't use postal abbreviations, such
an NY for New York.
work giving the appearance that it was obviously not
done by the student may be downgraded by the judges.
Neatly done original artwork tends to judge better
than computer generated illustrations.
the poster express the annual theme?
the poster show originality by the student?
the poster show evidence of research?
the poster show artistic merit and creativity?
the poster accurately reflect the historical event?
the poster neat? A creative layout can improve the
overall appearance and neatness of the poster.
Prizes and Certificate
Overall Winner from participating schools receives
an * additional $75, plus entry in State Society
Mentions receive an SAR Certificate of Participation
for participating schools.
the Chapter Overall Winner wins the State competition,
they (and parents) receive an invitation to a Chapter
School) - All ties to be broken. No duplication of
monetary awards will be given.
Prizes, Ribbon & Certificate
by Georgia Society of chapter winners is April 28th,
* 1st Place State Poster Contest winner gains entry
in the National SAR competition.
Prizes and Certificate
state society must email a completed entry form to
the NSSAR Americanism Committee Chairman with a copy
to the NSSAR Education Director no later than June
Committee will display all posters at the National
Congress following the judging. The Committee will
display the top three (3) posters at the NSSAR National
Headquarters for one (1) year following the Annual
Deadline & Contact Information
Entries in the Piedmont Poster Contest is the week of March
11th - 15th.
Judging of posters at each school must occur during that week.
Elementary Poster Contest Chairman
Rick Reese Jr.
(847) 778-9235 | Email