The Middle School Brochure Contest is a contest for 8th graders in California. The contest is to create a tri-fold brochure out of an 8 ½” x 11″ piece of paper while following the prescribed guidelines. The complete 9 page instruction Guide is available as Resource Material below. Also available, and highly recommended, is a single page, Rules-at-a-Glance.
The Brochure Contest is a relatively new SAR Contest. It started in California in the school year 2010-11 and became a National program in the school year 2013-14. As a National program it is named, The Sgt. Moses Adams Memorial Middle School Brochure Contest.
The California Brochure Contest is open to 8th grade children attending: public school, private school, home schooled and when a child’s school is not participating in the contest, the contest is open to them as members of the: C.A.R. (Children of the American Revolution), and/or when involved in scouting.
The National SAR Americanism Committee has changed the Brochure Contest theme to now fit with middle school curriculums across the nation. While the Poster Contest will continue to follow the traditional annual contest theme approach, the middle school brochure contest will follow the essay contest model by establishing a broader theme. Here are the Committee’s guidelines:
The permanent Middle School Brochure Contest theme is “The Foundational Documents of the United States“. These documents include:
- Articles of Confederation
- Declaration of Independence
- Federalist Papers
- Bill of Rights
The theme for the Brochure Contest is structured to match up with the Government curricula that is found in the majority of states during the middle school years. The students will be encouraged to pick a particular founding document and produce a brochure within the established criteria. Having a permanent theme will eliminate the need to revisit the theme on an annual basis while providing a significant amount of flexibility to adapt to the established curricula.
Chapter Brochure winners will receive recognition at the Chapter level. Chapter winners then compete at the State level; and the California State winner will compete in the National Competition for even more prizes.