Dear George Washington Contest

After eight exciting years of the Dear George Washington Essay Contest, which has yielded creative and thoughtful responses from elementary school students across the country, the Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce a new contest for elementary school students for the 2019–2020 school year.

See the information about our new 50 States, 1 Nation contest for grades 4–6 here.


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