The 25th 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 appreciation of our Texas heritage, while providing 7th grade students a unique opportunity to study and write an essay on Texas History.

Entry Deadline Has Passed

The deadline to participate in this year’s contest is closed, but check back here for updates on how to enter the next one! The Texas History Essay Contest is open to all 7th grade students in the San Antonio area. For questions and more information, email our 2018-2019 Essay Contest Chair, Susan Janes.

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2019 Contest Winners


1st Place – Megan Liu

St. George Episcopal School

The Galveston Storm Legacy and The Everlasting Impact of “The Storm”

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2nd Place – Catie Miles

St. Luke’s Episcopal School

The Battle of San Jacinto

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3rd Place – Krish Puri

St. George Episcopal School

How Spindletop Left an Imprint on Texas Forever

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