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Postcard Contest

We are pleased to announce the American Battlefield Trust's 2018 Post Card Contest Winners below.

We are proud to announce that the theme for our 2018 Post Card Contest is "The Civil War on the Homefront." This annual contest encourages students from grades 4-12 to think critically and creatively about the importance of history, and specifically the American Civil War. 

Students are encouraged to explore the impact of the Civil War on those at home, through art. Entries can show anything from the impact the war had on families, to politics, to economics, and beyond. We hope that you and your class will take part in this exciting contest!


Senior Division

8th – 12th grade

1st - Ryan Bauer, Fort Benton High School, MT
2nd - Julianna Beebee, Middletown Christian School, OH
3rd - Jeanna Delaney, Mt. Juliet Middle School, TN

Junior Division

4th – 7th grade

1st  - Lillian K. Marr, Manzanita Elementary School, AZ
2nd - Vanessa Larkin, Cold Spring Elementary School, PA
3rd - Katarina C. Santiago, Franklin Elementary School, TN


Postcards Must:

  • Be the correct size - 5 to 6 inches long and 3.5 to 4.25 inches high.
  • Fit this year's theme.
  • Include an illustration on one side and a brief note on the other, just as one would write a postcard.
  • Be authored by only one student, there is no group entry category.
  • Be appropriate for all audiences, not offensive or derogatory.
  • Be in the Civil War Trust office by April 6, 2018.
  • Postcards will be judged for creativity, clarity, and strength of message.
  • All scholarships will be paid out in the form of a check to the winning students. 

How to Enter

Each entry must be sent with the following information:

  • Student Name and Grade Level 
  • School Name and Address
  • School City, State & Zip
  • School Phone
  • Teacher Name
  • Teacher E-mail
  • This information can be written on the back of the postcard or stapled securely onto the postcard.

Please submit all entries to:

The Civil War Trust 
c/o Education Manager
1156 15th Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

Entries will not be returned and become the property of the Civil War Trust and History.

Please note: We will notify the teacher of each winning student via email.  


April 6, 2018

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