The Fracchia Prize – 2022

2022 fracchia prize poster

The San Francisco Historical Society is excited to announce the Fourth Annual Fracchia Prize competition. This contest is endorsed by Mayor London Breed. It is open to any student attending a high school in San Francisco. Interested candidates are required to submit an essay consisting of between 1,200 and 1,600 words, or a five-to-seven-minute multimedia presentation, based on the prompt below. Entries are encouraged to be submitted electronically. Instructions for submission are located on the Fracchia Prize 2022 Entry Form (pdf), which must be downloaded and filled out. The form uses editable fields, and once filled out and saved on a local device the form should be sent to fracchiaprize@sfhistory.org.

Charles A. Fracchia (pronounced FROCK-ee-ya) was founder and President Emeritus of the San Francisco Historical Society.


PROMPT:

Stories of Resilience:
What monumental challenges has our city faced over time? How has San Francisco rebuilt itself stronger, better, and more beautiful?

Deadline for Submission: February 28, 2023

All entries will be judged by a panel looking for strong research and writing skills, creative choice of topic, accurate information, and the possible use of primary and secondary sources. Winners and their history teachers will attend a special ceremony to receive their awards.


SFHS Fracchia Prize 2022CASH PRIZE AWARDS!

First Place – $2,500 and publication of the work in The Argonaut and the SFHS website

Second Place – $1,500 and publication of the work in Panorama and the SFHS website

Third Place – $1,000 and publication of the work in Panorama and the SFHS website

All entries will be judged by a panel looking for strong writing skills, well-chosen monuments, accurate information, proper citations, and the possible use of primary and secondary sources.

Winners will attend a special ceremony to receive their awards.