George Washington Art Contest

For 4th and 5th Grade Students

George Washington Surveying
Young George Washington Surveying

Kovach - 2018

To celebrate George Washington’s birthday, the National Park Service is hosting the 2021 George Washington Art Contest at Fort Necessity National Battlefield.

George Washington was a major figure at Fort Necessity and throughout the French and Indian War. The purpose of the contest is to encourage children to learn about George Washington and our nation’s history.


Prizes, including $50 and $25 gift certificates, patches and pins will be awarded to the winners at an award ceremony on February 20, 2021. Attendance at the award ceremony is not required to receive a prize. The format and date of the award ceremony may change in response to COVID-19 health advisories in effect. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place in each category in each grade. Judges may also select entries for Honorable Mention and Special Merit awards. In addition, each school that submits at least 15 entries will have a school first place winner. Refer to the Rules, Deadlines, Award and General Information for details.

Awards are based on artistic merit, historical accuracy, and originality. Here are some resources to help with historic accuracy.


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To Enter

Review the contest Rules, Deadlines, Awards and General Information for information on how to submit your artwork. Download the classroom entry form or individual entry form. Print and attach the form to the back of the artwork. (Official form is not mandatory as long as all required information is provided on the back of the form.) Entries may be mailed or hand delivered to the Fort Necessity Visitor Center. Hand delivered entries may be brought any day of the week between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.. Entries must be recieved at Fort Necessity National Battlefield by February 4, 2021. Questions regarding the art contest can be addressed to Park Ranger Tom Markwardt via email or by calling 724-329-2013.

Last updated: December 13, 2020

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