Americanism Elementary School Poster Contest
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The Texas SAR Americanism Committee is pleased to announce the topic for the 2016-2017 Americanism Poster Contest.  The contest is directed to students in the 4th or 5th grade, depending on which grade year the American Revolution is taught in your educational system.

The topic for 2016 - 2017 year’s contest is:

"Who was Alexander Hamilton?"


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. Does the poster accurately reflect the historical event?

    6. Is the poster neat and visually pleasing?


The winner from each local school will compete at Chapter level.  The Chapter winner will then advance to competition at the Texas SAR State Conference.  The Texas Society winner will represent the State Society at the National Level.



  • Poster will be on standard poster board (22" x 28")
  • Any media of drawing material may be used, and students may paste unpublished material (not commercially printed) on their boards.
  • No three dimensional posters will be accepted.
  • No group project posters.  Each poster must be done by one individual student.
  • All entries must have the following information taped to the back of the poster:
    Student's Name, Address, Home Telephone, Age, Grade, Name of School, Name of Teacher, and Sponsoring SAR Chapter.  The front of the poster must not be signed.
  • The students Social Security Number will be required for State Winners, before entering National Contest, to be eligible for National Prizes.
  • Only one entry per school may be entered in the local SAR Chapter competition and chapter entries are limited as stated in item #2 below for state competition.



    1. All paper work shall be mailed to the State Poster Chairman before March 1st at the following address:

      Stephen Lee
      1207 Wimbledon Dr.
      Tyler, Texas 75703-5623

      Please tape the following additional information to the back of the poster that your chapter is submitting for the Texas SAR State competition:

      a.  A completed National Entry Form from the National Web Site
      b.  A signed parental consent form
      c.  The new Authenticity Form signed by the educator of the student submitting the poster
      Note:  All above Texas SAR forms are included in the Poster Contest Support Pack.

    2. A Chapter may submit one poster for every 50 posters they have as follows:
           (1 poster to 99 posters - the chapter will be allowed one poster at the Texas SAR Annual Convention.
           100 posters to 149 posters - the chapter will be allowed two posters at the Texas SAR Annual Convention and so on.)

    3. Each chapter will be responsible for bringing their winning poster to the Texas SAR state meeting or if you cannot attend send poster to:

      Stephen Lee
      1207 Wimbledon Dr.
      Tyler, Texas 75703-5623