Delaware County Student Contest Matrix



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Delaware County

Student Contest Matrix

Name of competition:

Cost of participation:

Website/info link:

Registration by:

(school, district, county, etc.)

Important dates:

Awards:

Age group & other info:

Philadelphia Young Playwrights Festival

Cost of mailing in 3 copies of play
Artist in residence fee: $2500-$5000

http://www.phillyyoungplaywrights.org/


By individual entry

2008 Submissions due by May 16

Performance of play
First, second and third place distinctions are awarded at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Under the age of 19 or in high school on July 1, 2008.



National Spelling Bee

Materials and enrollment fee of $99

http://www.spellingbee.com/

Per school

Enrollment for the 2009 program commences in August 2008
2008 Finals May 29/30

Cash prize of $20,000

For 2008, spellers must not have passed beyond the eighth grade on or before February 1.

National Geography Bee



Registration fee of $60

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ geographybee/


Per school

Registration for 2008 contest was due in October
Finals: May 20 & 21, 2008

$25,000 college scholarship

-grades four through eight

- minimum participation requirement of six students from the eligible grade levels in a school-level Bee



PA High School Speech League

Membership fee of $50/65 for electronic/ paper newsletter

http://www.susqu.edu/programs/phssl/

Per school

For 07-08, fees due by 10/29/07 to participate; contests held from Dec-March

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High school
Also offers Summer coaches institute for $500

Name of competition:

Cost of participation:

Website/info link:

Registration by:

(school, district, county, etc.)

Important dates:

Awards:

Other info:

National Forensics League

$99 school registration fee
$10-$100 per entry depending on contest area

National: www.nflonline.org
Local: http://www.nflonline.org/ ValleyForge/HomePage

Per school and per entry


For 2008 contest, registration begins March 26 and all entry forms and fees must be received by May 1

$100-$10,000 scholarships

Must go through NFL District contest before proceeding to Nationals
High school only

PA Future Problem Solving Program

$35-$120 per entry across 4 different categories


http://www.mcsdk12.org/fpsp/Default.htm



Per entry

International conference:

May 28 - June 1, 2008



Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

Grades 4-12

Brain Bee

Free download of Brain Bee book for competition
No registration fee

Contact Angela Gilmore at agilmore@mail.med.upenn.edu.
http://www.sfn.org/baw/bee.cfm (Brain Bee site)

Check with contact

Regional Competition: January 31, 2009

$3,000

All-expense trip to the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting


Internship in the lab of a neuroscientist

Live question-and-answer competition that tests the neuroscience knowledge of high school students.

Odyssey of the Mind

Individual membership is $135, discounts if you purchase more than one … see website for more details

http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/

Per school

State contest: April 12, 2008
World finals:

May 31-June 3, 2008



Scholarships in varying amounts

K-college

Name of competition:

Cost of participation:

Website/info link:

Registration by:

(school, district, county, etc.)

Important dates:

Awards:

Other info:

Future City Competition

$25/team

http://www.futurecity.org/
www.futurecityphilly.org

1 team per school of only 3 students

Local was: Saturday, January 26, 2008
National:

February 16-21, 2008



A trip to US Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.
Regional winning teams received an all-expense-paid trip to Washington for the National Finals.

For seventh and eighth grade students

DelCo Hi-Q

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http://www.delcohiq.org/


-Each school team is composed of ten students.

-Each school hosts one contest during the standard season



2008 CHAMPIONSHIP:

March 5


In the Championship Match, first, second and third place teams win cash awards for their schools of $3,000, $2,500 and $2,000 respectively.


High school

24 Tournament

Cost of materials or subscription



www.24game.com
Online contest is found at http://www.firstinmath.com/

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Each 96-card pack of materials is $21.95
Online contest subscription + minimum $200/25 students
Designed for grades 1-9

Name of competition:

Cost of participation:

Website/info link:

Registration by:

(school, district, county, etc.)

Important dates:

Awards:

Other info:

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

$0

http://m3challenge.siam.org/

Each school may enter as many as two (2) teams; each team will consist of three (3), four (4), or five (5) high school juniors or seniors.

2008 competition was held on March 8/9
Info for 2008-09 not posted

Scholarships ranging from $1,000-$20,000

Winners receive scholarships for continuing education totaling $65,000.
High school only

Central League writing competition

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Central League schools: Ridley, Conestoga, Springfield, Lower Merion, Haverford, UD, Radnor, Penncrest, MN and Strath Haven.







Competitors handpicked by their English teachers
High school
2008 contest at Penn Crest HS

Stock Market game

Student teams are $15 each, 1st time registrants must pay a $25 fee for a New Advisor Packet.


http://www.smgww.org/

Student teams
Grades 4-12

9/4/07 – 4/25/08 : YEARLONG $25/TEAM
2/11/08 – 4/18/08 : SPRING GAME

First, second and third place state wide winners in the fall and spring games are recognized with an engraved plaque.

Designed for use in 4-12 grade classroom

Name of competition:

Cost of participation:

Website/info link:

Registration by:

(school, district, county, etc.)

Important dates:

Awards:

Other info:

Business Plan Competition, Entrepreneurship Challenge, and Economics Challenge

20-lesson curriculum to help teachers guide their students through the process is $30 or free if teachers attend a workshop

http://www.economicspa.org/

School



Dates vary for each contest but are all between Jan-May

Regional and state prizes of savings bonds worth $100-$1000
Teachers win $50-$200

Grades 9-12
-allows students to practice written and oral communication, math proficiency, economic understanding, technological competence, business aptitude

Delaware County Science Fair

$10.00/project

http://www.dciu.org/92270369236/blank/

browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB

=0&C=52625


By individual student/team

Set Up: 3/2/08

Judging: 3/3/08

Awards Ceremony: 3/5/08





See INTEL ISEF for more info
High school

Delaware Valley Science Fair




www.dvsf.org

By individual student/team

DVSF - April 1st - April 3rd at the Valley Forge Convention Center




See INTEL ISEF for more info
High school

INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair

$0


http://www.societyforscience.org/isef/


By individual student/team

Finals are May 11-17, 2008 in
Atlanta, GA

International competition prizes: scholarships in varying amounts, paid internships

-exclusively for students in grades 9–12.

- maximum of three members per team.



Name of competition:

Cost of participation:

Website/info link:

Registration by:

(school, district, county, etc.)

Important dates:

Awards:

Other info:

Delaware County Intermediate Unit Middle School Computer Fair

$0

http://www.middleschoolcomputerfair.org

By individual student/student team w/ faculty sponsor

To register- March 5, 2008
Competition- March 12, 2008

First, second and third place winners will receive award certificates and prizes.

1st place winner advances to State competition
Middle school

Delaware County Intermediate Unit High School Computer Fair

$0

http://www.pacomputerfair.org/



By individual student/student team w/ faculty sponsor

To register- March 24, 2008

Competition- March 27, 2008



First, second and third place winners will receive award certificates and prizes.

1st place winner advances to State competition
High School

DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition

$0

http://www.thechallenge.dupont.com/

Student w/teacher sponsor

All essays must be submitted by midnight January 28, 2008.

$100-$3000 + trip to Disney & Kennedy Space Center

Grades 7-12

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

$0

http://www.artandwriting.org/

Student entry

2008 contest closed…check website for 2009 info

Recognition by local and national professionals in the arts; exhibition and publication opportunities for regional and national audiences;

scholarships



grades 7 – 12

PA Junior Academy of Science

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http://www.pjasix.org/state/

Student entry (more registration info online)

May 18-20, 2008

Various awards given in each category…see website

Middle school and high school

Delaware County Young Poets’ Contest

$0

http://www.delcolibraries.org/youngpoets.pdf

Student

Deadline:

February 2, 2008



Savings bond for 1st place & publication of poem

Grades 1-12

Name of competition:

Cost of participation:

Website/info link:

Registration by:

(school, district, county, etc.)

Important dates:

Awards:

Other info:

Delaware County Young Authors’ Project

$0

http://www.dciu.org/92270223131131/blank/ browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB =0&C=52764

By school

Registration by January 15, 2008; compositions submitted by February 15, 2008




Grades 1-8, prose only

DCIU Humanities Day

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TBD

By school

Final competition Spring 2009






High school

DCIU

Fine Arts &



Film Festival

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TBD

By school

Final competition Spring 2009




High school







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