American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Florida



2017-18 Essay Contest Theme: “What can I personally do to promote Americanism in my school or community

  • All department adjudicated entries must be sent by the department chairman to her national division chairman or postmarked by April 15, 2018

(Grades 3 & 4, 5 & 6, 7 & 8, 9 & 10, 11 & 12)


  • Handwritten or typed, signature of student at end. Grades 3 & 4 should not exceed 250 words.
  • Grades 5 & 6 should not exceed 300 words.
  • Grades 7 & 8 should not exceed 400 words.
  • Grades 9–12 should not exceed 500 words.
  • Essays will be judged on material, originality and neatness.
  • First place winner in each category will receive a certificate and medal.
  • Entries must include National cover sheet completed.

Units to send entries to Department Americanism Chairman by April 1st.


(Note: This Revolving Trophy expires in 2026)

  • Awarded annually to the Unit that reports the “Best All Around” Americanism Activities. Sponsored by North Miami Unit 257 (Unit Charter Surrendered).
  • Entry to be typed, 8½˝ x 11˝ paper, double spaced, narrative form, not to exceed 1,000 words, submitted in a loose leaf folder.
  • May include pictures, newspaper clippings inserted in back of entry only.
  • Must be submitted to the Department Americanism Chairman by thirty (30) days prior to Department Convention.
  • Unit must have at least one subscription to the Dispatch, and have made a contribution to Freedoms Foundation Seminar.
  • Unit must have sponsored at least one girl to Girls State.
  • Report to include Americanism Activities only.
  • Title page to include name and number of Unit, location of Unit, Department of Florida, name of Unit President, name and address of Unit Americanism Chairman.