The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

Type: Contest

Who:  Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students.

Amount:  Up to $5,000

To participate, students (grades 9-12) must submit an original 800- to 1,200-word essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Each student's essay will be judged based upon its historical accuracy, clarity, organization, grammar and spelling, and documentation.

In Alaska, students will first compete at the State level.  The winning essay will then be entered into the National competition where the first place essay will earn $5000, a medal, and a trip to a recognition ceremony.  2nd and 3rd place also earn cash awards. 

State-level awards include $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place with recognition certificates as well as a medal for the first place winner.   

More information please follow the link below.

Attachment:   George S. & Stella Knight Attachment  

Link:    The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest