Download documents for the Essay Contest!

2016 Winners

2018

Friends of the Frontier Army Museum Essay Contest

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

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.



​​​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!