New contest information will be available by July 2021. Come back then for further details!

Junior American Citizens Contests

NSDAR Junior American Citizens Committee offers a variety of contests for students to participate in to help enrich their understanding and appreciation of history and to promote good citizenship.

Click here for contest instructions. Teachers/Parents: Email Chapter Chair Laura Miceli for confidential information.

American History Essay Contest

Do you know a budding writer in Grades 5, 6, 7, or 8?  DAR offers the American History Essay Contest that should grab their attention.  The topic this year is “The Boston Massacre.” March 5, 2020, marks the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre, considered to be a pivotal event that paved the way to the American Revolution. Imagine you are living in Boston and, after witnessing the events of March 5, describe your family’s discussion about the Boston Massacre and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.  Final essays must be submitted to the chapter chair by December 15, 2020. For more information please contact Joyce Cavanaugh, Sierra Nevada Chapter American History Committee Chair, at