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Art/Writing Contests 2016

Art/Writing/Video Contests 2016

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:  Friday, February 26th, 2016

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 for more information:http://www.delawareestuary.org/art-contest

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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: Friday, March 9th, 2016

For More Information:  Click on this site to read the rules and to obtain an entry form: https://www.jewishphilly.org/programs-services/holocaust-programming/mordechai-anielewicz-creative-arts-competition

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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, 2016

Prizes: 3-day/2-night trip for 2 to the 2015 All-Star Game, 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/breakingbarriers/kids/

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Creative Communication Essay or Poetry Contest

For Who:  All Students in grades K – 12

Assignment:

  • Write an essay on any subject, no more than 300 words
  • Write a poem on any subject, no more than 21 lines

Due Date:

  • Essay: February 18, 2016
  • Poetry: April 7th, 2016

Prizes: Cash prizes & a free copy of the anthology that is created from the contest.

For More Information:  Click on this site to read the rules and entry information:https://www.poeticpower.com/

Hope this information has been helpful!

Posted by Gwen Fredette on January 11, 2016

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