Nov 302013

Cash Prizes! Scholarship ! Texas Independence Day

Student History Competition and Celebration

March 1st & 2nd, 2014 in Historic Granbury

Rights and Responsibilities in the Fight for Texas Independence”

MISSION: Engage students in studying and remembering the day Texans won their Independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836.

Student History Fair for area students: Entries will be displayed at a location yet to be named. Prizes will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place winning entries in each category as well as “Best of Show.” In each division, teacher’s names will be placed in a drawing for $25 for class activities fund.

CONTEST RULES AND INFORMATION: The topic of all entries will be “Rights and Responsibilities in the fight for Texas Independence from Mexico.”This can include information regarding reasons for independence, the people, places, events, attitudes, religion or any other subtopic relating to Texas Independence.Entries can only be submitted in one category.

Three student level divisions:

Elementary division (up through 5th grade)

Middle school grade division (6-8th grade)

Senior division (9-12th grade)

Entry categories will include:


Writing or Research Paper (Individual only)

Exhibit (Individual only)

Artwork (Individual only)

Video Presentation (Individual only)

Deadlines are: Research Paper – Deadline 2/15/14. Email or mail to 9106 Bellechase, Texas 76049

Exhibits, Artwork & Video Thu. 2/26/14 or Fri. 2/ 27/14 (4-7 p.m.) Delivered by student/parent to location of fair.


  • 1st place award in each category will include a cash prize of $150 .
  • 2nd place award in each category will include a cash prize of $100.
  • 3rd place award in each category will include a cash prize of $75.
  • All other non-winning entries will be awarded a special TID pin.
  • Best of Show award includes a cash prize of $300.
  • Texas Heroes Foundation Senior Scholarship – Awarded to a senior high student who has participated in the NT Texas Independence History Student Fair and excelled in promoting the cause.

Download forms and detailed instructions or ask your teacher for a form.

If you have questions contact: 214-675-5752

The Celebration March 1-2

  • A historic parade on Granbury’s Historic Square.

  • Historic vendors and educational historical exhibits around the Courthouse

  • A chuck-wagon cook-off providing exhibits and authentic “trail chow”

  • 1830’s cannon display on City Beach.

  • Story tellers, live music, “Texas Heroes” presentations of Texas Independence.

  • Bull Riding

Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch.” William Barret Travis (August 1, 1809 – March 6, 1836TID Poster pic2 TX IndpHistory Fairposter2

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