Sons Of Confederate Veterans Essay Contest

2017 Winners   

Undergraduate Prize: Juliann Susas (Johns Hopkins University). "Spanish Civil War Music: A Crescendo of Ideological Disjuncture."

Pre-Collegiate Prizes: (This year there were two Pre-Collegiate Awardees). Liam Doyle and Raphael Wood (The Packer Collegiate Institute. New York City, NY). "A Revolution in Romanticism: The Shift in Fervor within the International Brigades and the Anarcho-Syndicalists throughout the Spanish Civil War." (co-authored non-fiction essay). & Josie Fischels (Independence High School. Independence, Iowa). "Shattered: The Bombing of Guernica." (fictional prose). 

 

2016 Winners 

Graduate Prize: Kerrie Holloway (Queen Mary University of London). "The Flight to France and Concentration Camps: The NJC and the Spanish Refugees." A chapter in her forthcoming dissertation “Britain’s Political Humanitarians: The National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief and the Spanish Refugees of 1939.”

Undergraduate Prizes: (This year there were two Undergraduate Awardees). Samuel Chan (UCLA). “No Child ‘Left’ Behind: The Cold War Educational Prejudice Against the Left and its Impact on the Spanish Civil War.” & Paul Oshinski (University of Georgia). “The Spanish Civil War: Analysis of the Nature of the Franco Regime and Theoretical Explanations for the Causes of the War.”

2015 Winners 

Graduate Prize: Jonathan Sherry (University of Pittsburgh). The Soviet show trial as export: justice and legal culture in the Spanish Civil War.

Undergraduate Prize: Carlos Nava (Southern Methodist University). Divisions In Mexican Support of Republican Spain.

2014 Winners 

Graduate Prize: Ashley Danielle Ellington (Georgia Southern University). Archaeology and Memory of the Spanish Civil War

2013 Winners 

Graduate Prize: Francisco Javier Ramón Solans (Universidad de Zaragoza). Zaragoza, Ciudad de Retaguardia (1936-1939)

Undergraduate Prize: Rotem Herrmann (New York University). Fighting For What? Why Jewish Palestinian Volunteers Made Their Way to Spain

2012 Winners

Graduate Prize: Matthew Poggi (University of Toronto).  Saving Memories: Canadian Veterans of the Spanish Civil War and their Pursuit of Government Recognition

Undergraduate Prize:  Reid Palmer (Oberlin College). A Peculiar Fate: American Press Coverage of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

Honorable Mentions

Graduate: Francisco Leira Castiñeira (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela).  "Franco's Soldiers" Hostility to the War

Undergraduate: Minde Jerde (Pacific Lutheran University).  "Brother" North: Morocco's Involvement in the Spanish Civil War

2011 Winners

Graduate Prize: Maria Thomas (Royal Holloway, Univ. of London). Masculinity, Sexuality and Anticlerical Violence during the Spanish Civil War.

Undergraduate Prize:  Zachary Ramos Smith (Univ. of Washington). Radical Politics and Emotional Liberation: Thane Summers’ Road to the Spanish Civil War.

2010 Winners

Graduate Prize: Christopher Bannister (European University Institute). The Rival Durrutis: The Posthumous Cult of Personality of Buenaventura Durruti, November, 1936-June, 1937.

Undergraduate Prize:  Conor Tomás Reed (City College). "Seed Foundations Shakin"': Interwar African Diasporic Responses to Fascism and the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War.

2009 Winners

Anna Kathryn Kendrick (Harvard University). “On Guard with the Junipers”: Ewart Milne and Irish Literary Dissent in the Spanish Civil War.

MatthewSkiba(UNC-Wilmington). The Role of Republican Spain and the Spanish Civil War in Reaffirming Mexican Hispano-American Identity, 1931-39.

2008 Winners

Lynn Cartwright-Punnett (Wesleyan University). How Spain Sees its Past: The Monumentalization of the Spanish Civil War. Part I and Part II.

Sonia García-López (Universitat de València). Spain Is Us. La guerra civil española en el cine del Popular Front: 1936-1939.

 

Each year the North Carolina Division Sons of Confederate Veterans bestows several awards to achieving camps. To find out more about these awards and how your camp can enter competition, please read below.

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2017 WINNERS: Congratulations!
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DISTINGUISHED CAMP AWARD
2017 Lt. Col. Tazewell Lee Hargrove Distinguished Camp Award is awarded to:
First Place: Gen. Wilson Dorsey Pender Camp, #1916, Wilson, NC, Commander Kenneth Hill
Second Place: Columbus Co. Volunteers Camp, #794, Whiteville, NC, Commander Mike Hollingsworth
Third Place: 47th NC Regiment NC Troops Camp, #166, Wake Forest, NC, Commander Byron Brady


NEWSLETTER AWARD
2017 Col. Leonidas LaFayette Polk Newsletter Award is awarded to:
First Place: The Robeson Guard / Robeson Rifle Guards Camp, #216, Lumberton, NC, Commander Brian Woody
Second Place: The Rebel Yell / Col. William A Stone Camp, #2142, Dallas, NC, Commander Gary Bird


BEST WEBSITE AWARD
2017 Private Silas Matkins Website Award is awarded to:
First Place: LT. F. C. Frazier Camp, #668, High Point, NC, Commander Ron Perdue
Second Place: 47th NC Regiment NC Troops Camp, #166, Wake Forest, NC, Commander Byron Brady

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2016 WINNERS: Congratulations!
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DISTINGUISHED CAMP AWARD
2016 Lt. Col. Tazewell Lee Hargrove Distinguished Camp Award is awarded to the Burke County Tigers, Camp 2162, in Valdese NC.

NEWSLETTER AWARD
2016 Col. Leonidas LaFayette Polk Newsletter Award is awarded to the Columbus County Volunteers, Camp 794, in Whiteville, NC.

BEST WEBSITE AWARD for 2016 is the Fayetteville Arsenal Camp 168 from Cumberland County, NC.

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2015 WINNERS: Congratulations!
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DISTINGUISHED CAMP AWARD
2015 Lt. Col. Tazewell Lee Hargrove Distinguished Camp Award is awarded to Gen. William Dorsey Pender, Camp 1916, Wilson, North Carolina.

NEWSLETTER AWARD
2015 Col. Leonidas LaFayette Polk Newsletter Award is awarded to the Columbus County Volunteers Camp 794 from Whiteville NC.

BEST WEBSITE AWARD for 2015 is Lt John T Bullock 2205 in Granville County!

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DISTINGUISHED CAMP AWARD: The Lt. Col. Tazewell Lee Hargrove Distinguished Camp Award is given to the camp that accumulates the most points throughout the year (Jan. 1-Dec. 31st). Points are assigned to different activities carried out by members of camps during the year. Camps wishing to compete for this award should document all of its activities throughout the year. Names of members participating along with dates and locations should be maintained and this information will be copied to an application at the end of the year. Applications are mailed to all Camps by years end and must be completed and mailed to the Division 2nd Lt. Commander by March 1st.

Mail to:
Andrew Johnson
7378 South Little Egypt Road
Stanley, NC 28164

WEBSITE AWARD

Each year The North Carolina Division will award one of its Camps the Private Silas Matkins Website Award. Camps that have their website listed in Find Meeting->The North Carolina SCV Camps List by each March 1st, will be automatically considered. The website award is based on overall website appearance, load times, ease of navigation, interactive features, functionality, quality of graphics, website structure and organization.

NEWSLETTER AWARD: Each year the North Carolina Division gives the Col. Leonidas LaFayette Polk Newsletter Award for the best local camp newsletter. Camps wishing to compete for this award must submit a copy of its newsletter from the previous year. (Jan 1- Dec 31) to the Division 2nd Lt. Commander by each March 1st.

Mail to:
Andrew Johnson
7378 South Little Egypt Road
Stanley, NC 28164

The newsletters are judged on the following: Content, Layout, Pictures, and Prose.

DIVISION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The North Carolina Division conducts an annual scholarship essay contest for one High School Senior or a Rising College Sophomore, Junior or Senior.  Progress can only be achieved if all Camps use the program to its fullest.  Let us make our State No. 1 in State History Education.

REQUIREMENTS (for each Camp and Student):
1. All papers must be at least six (6) pages in length, double spaced. In addition to the six pages, a bibliography and reference page must be included.

2. Topics should be on some event, individual, or group connected to the State of North Carolina during the War Between the States. Each paper will be graded for correctness, content regarding the State of North Carolina, art content (if included), and knowledge of subject.

3. All submissions will be enclosed in a plastic binder or small note binder with rings. Include a cover letter stating:

a. Student’s full name.
b. Student’s Degree Granting Institution to which they attend or will be attending
c. Camp sponsoring the student.
d. A contact person in the Camp for quick response.

4. All Camps will declare their winner(s) by March 31st each year and submit their winner(s) paper to the Division Public Affairs/Education Officer not later than April 10th each year.

5. Send to: Kip Vinson, 3578 Oak Level Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

AWARDS:
$1,000 to be made payable to the Institution in which the student is/will be attending

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