Sons of the Revolution Award

March 10, 2020

The Sons of the Revolution Award is given for an outstanding and substantial research paper on a topic in American art and history. The prize was founded by the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Sons of the Revolution to foster a critical appreciation for the role of art in American history, through the study of American art, design, or architecture from the Colonial era to the present.


The Sons of the Revolution was founded in 1876 by members of the Society of the Cincinnati wishing to broaden participation in preserving the American heritage on the eve of this country’s centennial. Its mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the achievement of American independence and to foster fellowship among its members.


Two prizes of $750 will be awarded for research papers written in the past year (either spring 2019, fall 2019, or spring 2020) by students in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. To qualify for the award you must be an undergraduate or graduate student whose major or minor is in the Corcoran School (BFA, BA, MA, MFA).


Deadline for entries is April 1, 5:00 p.m.
Submit your paper in a Word document with your name, GWID, major, and the date the paper was written to: [email protected]
Subject heading: Sons of the Revolution Award Submission


Winners will be notified by April 10, 2020.