The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest The contest is for an original researched and proven topic written in English. The topic of the essay shall deal with: an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. National winners receive: 1St - $2,000; 2nd - $1,000; 3rd - $500. Contact the MOSSAR Chapter in your locality. See MOSSAR Chapters page or email Committee Chairman Dale Schmidt.