Americanism Essay Contest For Grades 7–12

2015-2016 Theme: What the United States flag stands for?

The essay contest's grand national prize is $5,000 with additional prizes of $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place in grades seven through twelve. Each winners will receive an attractive plaque citing his or her achievement. Every entrant judged at the national level receives a certificate of recognition. Additional prizes may be awarded to students winning at local branch and regional levels of competition.

FRA's Essay Contest is open to all students grades 7 through 12 (including those who are home schooled).

Find a Sponsor:

Choose a branch from the drop down list and hit "select" to see the address.


Please Read:

Essay Contest Winner
Required Essay Cover Sheet
Essay Contest Rules

Please promote the essay contest in your area!

Download the flyer from the link below (you can fill out the contact information on your computer before you print it!) and post it proudly wherever appropriate--high schools, on-base education offices, commissaries, exchanges, on-base community centers, etc.--to get the word out (you may need permission to post in some locations).
FRA Essay Contest Flyer

2014–2015 FRA Americanism Essay Contest Winners
Congratulations to this year’s winners!

OVERALL WINNER: Lydia Macfarlan, Branch 251, South Central Region

7th Grade: Thomas Oliver, Seattle Branch 18, Northwest Region
8th Grade: Colton Dudley, Branch 63, Northwest Region
9th Grade: Rebekah Mitchell, Branch 217, East Coast Region
10th Grade: Brandi Mitchell, Branch 41, East Coast Region
11th Grade: Lydia Macfarlan, Branch 251, South Central Region
12th Grade: Kyle Permann, Branch 11, South Central Region

7th Grade: Payton Tapp, Branch 11, South Central Region
8th Grade: Ruth Mitchell, Branch 201, South Central Region
9th Grade: Callie DeHut, Branch 104, Northwest Region
10th Grade: Sasha Thompson, Branch 201, South Central Region
11th Grade: Michelle Jane Duan, Branch 287, West Coast Region
12th Grade: Madison Macaulay, Branch 89, Southeast Region

7th Grade: Erin Haley Ritter, Branch 161, North Central Region
8th Grade: Juan Briseno, Branch 272, Southwest Region
9th Grade: Christopher Hitchcock, Branch 298, North Central Region
10th Grade: Helen Huh, Branch 175, Southwest Region
11th Grade: Gina Martuscello, Branch 229, Northeast/New England Region
12th Grade: Annie Sun, Branch 136, North Central Region