The annual Americanism Poster Contest is a fun and educational program for Fifth Grade students. It was created to stimulate interest in American History in support of the classroom curriculum. A new poster topic is set every year.
The 2017 Topic is
“John Sevier and his Overmountain Men”
Under the National Society’s rules, the topic in 2016-2017 is an individual from the American Revolution. State entries will be judges at the National Congress, July 2017, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The California Society has chosen the topic of “John Sevier and his Overmountain Men” for the 2016-2017 school year. John Sevier was leader of the Overmountain Men who won the Battle of Kings Mountain and is considered the father of the State of Tennessee.
These websites and others have some good information:
The Gold Country SAR is pleased to provide local teachers with speakers who are knowledgeable on the yearly poster topic. Most of our speakers appear in Revolutionary War costume or uniform. Posters are judged and prizes are awarded at the School, Chapter, State and National levels. A representative of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) is invited to participate in the national poster judging.
- Video Explaining the Poster Contest
- California State Society SAR Poster Contest Page
- Winning Poster Example (2014 Gold Country Chapter and California Society 1st Place, National Society 2nd Place)
For information and rules contact: