Georgia Day Elementary Classroom Contest

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The Georgia Day Elementary Classroom Contest is now closed. Thank you to all who participated!

For educators familiar with the Georgia Day Banner Competition, this contest is a new opportunity for students to engage in the Georgia Day commemoration by showing off their creativity and knowledge of our state’s history.

The contest is open to any public, private, parochial, or home school.  One submission per school will be accepted.

The created piece should:

  • Represent student work, guided by teachers.
  • Be contained to a standard-size classroom bulletin board or door; maximum size of 7 ft x 3 ft.
  • Be an original design reflecting the 2023-24 Georgia History Festival theme, “Governing Georgia Across Three Centuries.”

The theme can be reflected in specific people (ex. Tomochichi, Jimmy Carter), groups (ex. Native American tribes of Georgia), institutions (ex. Supreme Court of Georgia), or significant events/processes (ex. changes in voting laws) that have influenced the governing of Georgia throughout its history.

Deadline for Submission:

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024, by 5:00 pm
  • Include up to three high-resolution images (at least 300 dpi), at least one to feature the class/students who created the piece.
  • All images should be horizontal (landscape) and in .jpg or .png format.

The submitted work will be evaluated for interpretation of theme, originality, creativity, and craftsmanship by Georgia History Society staff and representatives.

First, second, and third place winners will be announced on Georgia Day, Monday, February 12.  Winning entries may be featured in Georgia Historical Society social media, print, and marketing materials.