Enter the American National Tree Creative Challenge and you could win a $1,000 Scholarship!
The American National Tree, a popular exhibit at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, tells the stories of Americans whose actions have helped write the story of the Constitution. On September 17, a new story will be added—and you may be its scholarship-winning author!
All rising 8-12 graders who have earned a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards can enter. Participants must write a 250-500 word biographical essay on one of the following historical Americans: John Marshall, Victoria Woodhull, Thaddeus Stevens, Martin Delany, or Samuel J. Tilden.
More information about each person can be found on our blog. Essays are due no later than August 3, 2015.
If your essay is selected, you will be invited to Philadelphia to see your essay added to the tree on September 17 and you will earn a $1,000 scholarship!
Send your essay to:
Or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: American National Tree Award
Be sure to include your name and email address with your submission! Have fun, and good luck!