Annual Essay Contest
Each year, an essay contest is co-sponsored by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) and the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) on a topic related to Christopher Columbus, for high school students throughout the United States. The national winner receives a $1,200 prize and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington to read the essay at the Columbus Day event in Washington. The second place winner receives $500 and the third place winner receives $300.
Essays are to be typewritten and no more than 750 words long.
The essay contest began in 1997, and each of the winning essays may be read by clicking on the links below.