Local winners are forwarded for competition at the regional level and regional winners compete for national prizes.
The grand national winner will receive $5,000, with additional prizes for the top three essays in each grade category ($2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place).
Each national winner will receive an attractive plaque citing his/her achievement, and every entrant judged at the national level receives a certificate of recognition.
Additional prizes may be awarded to students winning at local and regional levels of competition.
FRA's Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are home schooled.
Students are invited to submit a 350-word essay through an FRA member or local FRA branch before the December 1st deadline.
The competition is run annually, with postgraduates and those recently graduated with a higher degree invited to submit an essay on a topic that falls within the range of the interests of in the medieval period (up to c. The winner of the 2018 Essay Prize will receive a cash prize of £500, together with £250 for any books available from Bennett & Kerr Booksellers (including any from the Society's own catalogue) & £250 of funding towards conference attendance.
The winning article will also be considered for publication in Medium Ævum, subject to the usual editorial procedures of the journal.
Your superhero can even be you, your mom/dad, a teacher, or anyone important in your life who can help bring about positive change.
Don’t forget to name your superhero and be creative!