The 28th Texas History Essay Contest

About The 7th Grade Essay 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-grade San Antonio students a unique opportunity to study and write an essay on Texas History.

Contest Details

The Texas History Essay Contest is open to all 7th and 8th-grade students in the San Antonio area.
The top three (5) student finalists receive the following awards:

  • First Place: Laptop computer
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $250

The academic department of the first place winner’s advisor/teacher will receive $1,000.
For questions and more information, email our chairman, Sudie Holshouser.

Information & Resources:

Check back here for updates on the 2023 contest deadline and general information.

  • 2023 Essay Contest Flyer – COMING SOON
  • Participation packets – COMING SOON

2022 Contest Winners


7th-grade


1st Place – Marissa Nunez

St. George Episcopal School

The Strength of the Oleander and the Great Storm

Teacher: Raymond Kite


2nd Place – Nathan Saucedo

St. John Bosco School

The Disastrous Texas Hurricane of 1900

Teacher: Cecilia Aguallo


3rd Place – Alaina Ruiz

St. George Episcopal School

The Lone Star Story: The Teas City Explosion

Teacher: Raymond Kite


8th-grade


1st Place – Christian Montez

St. John Bosco School

Texas Snow Storm, The Chilling Events of February 2021

Teacher: Cecilia Aguallo