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Knight Essay Contest

The Pennsylvania State Society and many of the 22 local SAR Chapters in Pennsylvania participate in the Knight Essay Contest.

The Knight Essay Contest is open to all students attending public, parochial, or private high schools (including accredited home schools), who are in grades 9 through 12 during the contest year.  The contest requires an original essay written in English, with a minimum of 750 words and a maximum of 1000 words (excluding title page and bibliography).  The topic of the essay must be an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution.

For further information about the Knight Essay Contest in Pennsylvania, and to obtain an entry form, contact the Chairman of the Knight Essay Contest Committee of the Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the American Revolution:

J. Rennick Steele, Jr.

The PASSAR essay winner for 2021 was submitted by the Valley Forge Chapter and can be seen here.

For complete information about the Knight Essay Contest generally, including the contest rules, visit the Knight Essay Page at the NSSAR Website.


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