Programs & Contests

The Poster Contest is directed at students in the 5th grade, the grade year the American Revolution is taught. It is open to students in public, religious, and home schools, as well as Cub Scouts and Girl Scout whose schools are not participating in the contest. Many schools combine the study of history with art during their participation in this program. This multi-discipline approach enhances the learning experience for the youth.

The purpose of the SAR National Society Elementary School Poster Contest is to stimulate interest in American History in support of the school’s Curriculum. The topic for the Poster Contest is set by the Americanism Committee in the Spring for the following fall school year. The entries will be judged first at the local chapter level. Chapter winners will then be judged at the Kansas SAR annual Conference. The winning state entries are judged at the National Congress, which is held near the week of July 4th.

Important dates to remember:

  • Local Chapter judging is held at each chapter’s discretion, before the Kansas SAR Annual Conference. Each local chapter’s winner must be present at the state conference in order to compete for the state title.
  • The Kansas SAR Annaul Conference is always held in the month of March and the state competition judging will take place at this Conference.
  • The winning Kansas SAR entry is submitted to the National Society Sons of the American Revolution annual Congress for judging. A representative of the Kansas delegation will take the state winning poster to be judged at the National Congress.

For detailed information about the rules of the contest please visit the NSSAR Poster Contest Website

For additional information, please contact Recil Robinson.