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Essay Contest

2021 Save Texas History Essay Contest

Essay Contest

What History in your Community is Worth Saving?

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About the Contest

Each of us can point to something in our neighborhood, town, or city that's worth saving, whether it's a building, a public space, an organization, a cultural event, or some other special feature. Every community in Texas is unique and has its own history, including yours! 

Who: 4th & 7th grade students in public, private, and home schools in Texas What: Save Texas History Essay Contest. Answer the question, "What history in your community is worth saving?" When: Contest Starts September 20. Entries must be received by November 30, 2021. Grand prize winners and finalists will be announced by December 10, 2021. Where: Across Texas and in YOUR community Why: Prompt students to think about the history and heritage all around us in our communities

Prizes

Each 4th- and 7th-grade grand prize winner will be awarded a gift card worth $500. The five finalists in each grade will receive $100 gift cards. In addition, all winners and finalists will receive Save Texas History backpacks, a letter of appreciation signed by Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, and other items from the Texas General Land Office and essay sponsors.

Sponsors

  • Chris Cantu of Edward Jones Investments ($1,000)
  • The Moses Austin Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas ($500)
  • Buck Cole ($500)

All inquiries should be sent to essaycontest@glo.texas.gov.