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The Fracchia Prize – 20192019-04-20T09:47:06-07:00

The Fracchia Prize – 2019

…And the Winners Are

Fracchia Prize 2019 Poster | San Francisco Historical Society


San Francisco Historical Society is Pleased to Announce the Winners of

the 2019 Fracchia Prize!

  • First Place: “Art Activism: San Francisco’s History of Counterculture and Its Impact on the Mission District” by Sofia H.G.
  • Second Place: “Living on the Edge” by Allison D.
  • Third Place: “Mission Bay” by Yanzhu G.


Prize Awards:

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

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

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

All three finalists, their parents, and their history teachers will be invited to a ceremony at City Hall in May, where Mayor London Breed will present the awards.

We would like to thank all the San Francisco high school students who submitted essays in 2019. We were impressed with the thoughtfulness and creativity of the work that we received; selecting the finalists was not easy.

We would also like to thank the many teachers who encouraged their students to enter the contest and provided support as students crafted their essays.

                                     Stay tuned for the 2020 Fracchia Prize.

                                        Details will be announced in the fall.