SPACE FOUNDATION STUDENT ART CONTEST. THEME: “MY SPACE CITY VISION.” WIN AN ART KIT. WINNING ARTWORK WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE 34TH ANNUAL SPACE SYMPOSIUM AND VIEWED BY SPACE PROFESSIONALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. ARTWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED BY YOUR TEACHER; PLEASE EMAIL THE FILE IN EITHER .JPG OR .PNG FORMAT. AND SPECIFY THAT THE ENTRY IS FOR THIS PARTICULAR CONTEST.
KENYON REVIEW. 15TH ANNUAL PATRICIA GRODD POETRY PRIZE. SUBMIT ONE UNPUBLISHED POEM (10TH AND 11TH GRADERS ONLY). WINNER RECEIVES A FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO THE 2018 KENYON REVIEW YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP IN GAMBIER, OHIO, NEXT SUMMER.
NSCDA CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR ESSAY CONTEST. “Why did the authors of the United States Constitution give Presidents the power to issue Executive Orders? How did Congress and the Judicial Branch limit these orders?” ESSAYS SHOULD BE 750 WORDS OR LESS EXCLUDING TOPIC, TITLE, AND SOURCES. WIN A ONE WEEK TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C. (JUNE 23-29 2018) WHERE YOU WILL TOUR AND MEET MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
ROOTS OF LIBERTY NATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST. WRITE AN ESSAY THAT ADDRESSES IF THE CONSTITUTION HAS SUCCEEDED IN PRESERVING THE INTERESTS OF THOSE OUTSIDE THE MAJORITY. READ THE GUIDELINES. WIN UP TO $5,000 AND A TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C.!
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2017
NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. WRITE AN ESSAY OF 1,000 WORDS OR LESS ABOUT WHAT THE UNITED STATES’ ROLE SHOULD BE AS THE ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY TODAY. WIN UP TO $1,000!
JFK PROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST. WRITE A 700-1,000 WORD ESSAY ON THE FOLLOWING TOPIC: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level. WIN UP TO $10,000!
JAPAN CENTER ESSAY COMPETITION. WRITE AN ESSAY DISCUSSING ONE OR MORE ASPECTS OF JAPAN INCLUDING ART, CULTURE, TRADITION, VALUES, PHILOSOPHY, HISTORY, SOCIETY, POLITICS, BUSINESS, AND TECHNOLOGY IN RELATION TO THEIR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, VIEWS, AND/OR FUTURE GOALS. WIN UP TO $3,000 AND A CANON CAMERA!
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE. WRITE A LETTER TO AN AUTHOR-LIVING OR DEAD-EXPLAINING HOW HIS OR HER WORK CHANGED YOUR VIEW OF YOURSELF OR YOUR WORLD. WIN UP TO $1,000! BE SURE TO ATTACH THE ENTRY COUPON TO YOUR SUBMISSION.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 8, 2018
WORLD OF 7 BILLION STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST. CREATE A 60 SECOND VIDEO THAT HIGHLIGHTS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES: ADVANCING WOMEN AND GIRLS, FEEDING 10 BILLION, OR PREVENTING POLLUTION. WIN UP TO $1,000!
GILDA LEHRMAN INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN HISTORY CIVIL WAR ESSAY/FILM CONTEST. ESSAYS SHOULD BE BETWEEN 1500-1800 WORDS, THE USE OF PRIMARY SOURCES IS REQUIRED. FILMS SHOULD BE BETWEEN 5-7 MINUTES. PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ESSAY PROMPTS AND RULES. WIN UP TO $1,000!
SEJONG WRITING COMPETITION. WRITE ONE SIJO IN ENGLISH ON THE TOPIC OF YOUR CHOICE (SEE GUIDELINES FOR WRITING SIJO), OR WRITE AN ESSAY ON THE FOLLOWING TOPIC: Although it was written in 1994, Yi Mun-yol’s An Appointment with His Brother is still highly relevant today, particularly with North Korea’s almost continuous presence in international news headlines. What does the novella show you about North Korea, its culture, and its people that is different from what you imagined from the media coverage of North Korea? What does it tell you about the complex issue of reunification and the potential problems it raises for both North and South? Given what you learn from reading the novella, how would you describe its underlying central theme? Use examples from the text and from the media to illustrate your points.WIN UP TO $500!
KAPLUN FOUNDATION ESSAY CONTEST. WRITE AN ESSAY ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST: WHAT CAN YOU DO SO WE NEVER FORGET AND WHAT STEPS CAN YOU TAKE SO IT NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN? ESSAYS MUST BE BETWEEN 250-1,500 WORDS. WIN UP TO $1,800!
DEADLINE: MARCH 2, 2018
AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION. WHY PEACEBUILDING AND DIPLOMACY MATTER.WIN UP TO $2,500 AND A TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C.
DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2017
CASE FOR CARING ESSAY CONTEST. WRITE A 300-500 WORD ESSAY ON THE FOLLOWING TOPIC: Numerous challenges exist in countries like Mali, where many people live in extreme poverty – poor nutrition and health, food insecurity, lack of sanitation and clean water, violence and instability, low literacy rates, inadequate infrastructure, and more. Why should education be a priority given all of the competing needs in a country like Mali? WIN UP TO $250! SUBMISSION PERIOD BEGINS JANUARY 1.
DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2018
YOUNG AMERICAN CREATIVE PATRIOTIC ART AWARDS. PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING THEIR ENTRIES TO A LOCAL VFW AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP CHAIRMAN BY THIS DATE. WIN UP TO A $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP!