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Art/Writing Contests 2013

Art/Writing/Video Contests 2013

Just thought I’d let homeschoolers know about the following art and writing contests.  It’s nice to know that homeschoolers can participate, and the businesses are offering wonderful prizes for the winners.  Also, it’s a great way to teach our homeschoolers about meeting deadlines.

Here’s a list:

Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest

For Who:  All students in grades K – 12

Assignment:  Create an original work of art (or video) showing how we can make Philadelphia a greener, cleaner city with cleaner waters.

Due Date:  March 1st, 2013

Prizes:  $100, $75, $50 gift cards for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place.  (There are separate categories for different age groups.)

For More Information: Click on this site to read the rules and to obtain an entry form: http://www.delawareestuary.org/acivities_teachers_art_contests.asp

Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Contest

For Who:  All Students in grades 7 – 12

Assignment:  Create an original work of art, write a poem, write an essay, perform a dance, create an original vocal or instrumental work related to the Holocaust.  (Several themes are listed.)

Due Date: March 8th, 2013

For More Information:  Click on this site to read the rules and to obtain an entry form: http://www.jewishphilly.org/page.aspx?id=159749

Breaking Barriers Essay Contest

For Who:  All Students in grades 4 – 8

Assignment:  “Write an essay about a barrier that you have faced. Explain how you used one or more of Jackie Robinson’s nine values—courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice, commitment, and excellence—to face this barrier.”  (This quote taken directly from Scholastic’s website.)

Due Date:  March 14th, 2013

Prizes: 3-day/2-night trip for 2 to the 2013 All-Star Game scheduled for July 16, 2013, in New York, NY, a laptop computer, a visit from Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, books and T-shirts.

For More Information:  Click on this site to read the rules and entry information:  http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3755328

 Scholastic Student Journalism Contest

For Who:  All students in grades 3 – 12

Assignment:  Journalistic Writing

Due Date: March 15th, 2013

Prizes:  Round trip travel accommodations to Washington, D.C.; $250 gift voucher to Scholastic store

For More Information:  Click on this site to read the rules and obtain entry information: http://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/Landing-Pages/KVJ/contest

Scholastic “Kids Are Authors” Contest

For Who:  All students in grades K – 8

Assignment:  Create and illustrate a story in a group of at least 3 students

Due Date:  March 15th, 2013

Prizes: Merchandise to be awarded to the organization of their choice; 100 copies of their published book

For More Information:  Click on this site to read the rules and obtain entry information: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/contest/kaa_prizes.asp

Dupont Challenge Science Essay Competition

For Who:  All Students in grades 7 – 12

Assignment:  Write an essay on one of the following 4 topics:

  • Together, we can feed the world
  • Together, we can build a secure energy future
  • Together, we can protect people and the environment
  • Together, we can be innovative anywhere

Due Date:  January 31st, 2013

Prizes: U.S. Savings Bonds and trip to Orlando, Florida

For More Information:  Click on this site to read the rules and obtain entry information:http://thechallenge.dupont.com/challenges/

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Hope this information has been helpful!

Posted by Gwen Fredette on January 23, 2013

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