RESCHEDULED: Students Gather for 16th Annual Delaware Day Fourth Grade Competition Awards


DOVER – The Delaware Public Archives will host students from across the state Saturday for the culmination of the 16th Annual Delaware Day Fourth Grade Competition. (This program was postponed in December due to inclement weather)

More than 1,100 students from 22 schools across the state were given two months to prepare informative displays illustrating Delaware’s role in the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, integrating creative elements such as artwork, poetry, songs and cartoons. This year’s competition featured 35 separate entries, the most in the program’s history.

Representatives from the Department of State judged the projects focusing on three main areas: historical accuracy, spelling and creativity.

More than 13,000 students have participated in the annual Delaware Day Fourth Grade Competition since the start of the program in 2001.

Each year, awards are given to schools with the most creative and historically accurate projects.
Named in honor of Delaware’s five signers of the U. S. Constitution, the awards recognize schools in each county plus the city of Wilmington as well as a private school.

Projects also are evaluated by the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Newark Arts Alliance. Select projects are presented with an Artistic Merit Award in recognition of the students’ creative use of visual art as well as design and composition.

For more information, visit the Annual Delaware Day Competition website.

What: 16th Annual Delaware Day Fourth Grade Competition Ceremony

Who: Secretary of State Jeff Bullock;
State Archivist Steve Marz;
Students, parents and teachers from across the state

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, January 13

Where: Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North, Dover