The 27th Texas History Essay Contest

About The Contest

The mission of The Battle of Flowers® Association is to teach the history of our state and to keep alive the patriotic traditions of Texas and San Antonio. This annual contest creates awareness and fosters an appreciation of our Texas heritage while providing 7th and 8th-grade students a unique opportunity to study and write an essay on Texas History.

Entry Deadline

Check back here for updates on this year’s contest deadline and general information. The Texas History Essay Contest is open to all 7th and 8th-grade students in the San Antonio area. For questions and more information, email one of our Co-chairs Vicki Goebel or Lynn Cunningham.

Information & Resources:

  • 2021 Essay Contest Flyer – COMING SOON
  • Letter to Schools – COMING SOON

2020 Contest Winners


1st Place – Hadley Kasson

St. George Episcopal School

Oveta Culp Hobby: One of the Most Influential Women in Texas History

Teacher: Raymond Kite


2nd Place – Katalina Luna

St. Luke’s Episcopal School

Laughing in the Face of Death

Teacher: Mark McCullough


3rd Place – Joaquin Lopez

St. Anthony’s Catholic School

An Ordinary Hero

Teacher: Harold Verkamp