We are excited to announce the topic for this year's Essay Contest:

​Describe daily life, challenges and hardships on the frontier for western settlers.



2018

Friends of the Frontier Army Museum Essay Contest

2016 Winners

​​​Essay Contest Highlights:

  • Students in grades 9-12 who attend a schools close in proximity to Fort Leavenworth.
  • Submissions should be 1000-1500 words, double-spaced, with references
  • ​The contest will start February 1, 2018 with an entry deadline of April 2, 2018.
  • ​We can only accept hardcopy submissions and they must be received by April 2 with a postmark date of 31 March.
  • Winners receive a cash award!


The Friends of the Frontier Army Museum (FFAM) would like to invite the students grades 9-12 to participate in an essay contest sponsored by our organization for cash prizes. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to research and write about families of the frontier.


Cash Awards

1st   Place winner will receive $1,000.00

​2nd Place winner will receive $500.oo

​3rd  Place winner will receive $250.00

Download documents for the Essay Contest!