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Chinese American Citizens Alliance 2017 National Essay Contest

Eligibility: Open to any student enrolled in senior high school (grades 9-12). No entry fee required. All entry forms (pick up in the C&CC)  must be completed and postmarked not later than February 27, 2017.
The Chinese American Citizens Alliance sponsors this essay contest to provide a forum for expression by the youth who will be the future leaders of the United States.
Contest Date and Location: Saturday, March 4, 2017, commencing at 10:00 a.m. and concluding at 11:30 a.m. (laptop computer participants) or 12:00 p.m. (handwritten participants)
Location: Downtown Mountain View (further details to be provided)
Requirements: Participants in the Contest are to compose an essay in English not to exceed 500 words on a subject regarding the Chinese in the United States. The exact essay topic will be announced at the time of the contest. Each essay will be judged on the basis of originality, clarity of thought and expression. Scholarship Awards: First Prize: $1,000 and Certificate, Second Prize: $700 and Certificate, Third Prize: $500 and Certificate;  10 Awards of Merit: $100 and Certificate

Everybody’s Beautiful Poetry and Essay Contest!

All Grades March 3, 2017

Win up to $300! Write a Poem or Essay (500 words or less) on one of the following topics:

What do you love about yourself?

Why should others love and accept themselves?

How does the media affect body image?

Submit to:

IEOM STEM Poster Competition Middle/High School students May 1, 2017 The IEOM Society (Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society) is organizing the IEOM STEM Poster Competition for Middle School and High School students in the USA and globally. Interested High School and Middle School students should submit their participation intentions during April and May. The IEOM STEM Poster Competition will be held in summer 2017. The date and place will be identified State-by-State based on the hosting partners.
Science Without Borders Challenge Ages 11-19  April 24, 2017

The Science without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. This annual contest inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean conservation issues. The SWB Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries.

The theme for the 2017 Science without Borders® Challenge is “Reef SuperSpecies.”

The 2017 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest

  Grades K-12 January 31, 2017 See contest website for details.
American Foreign Service Association Essay Contest Grades 9 through 12 (whose parents are not members of the Foreign Service) March 15, 2017

When writing the essay, your students should place themselves in the shoes of a member of the Foreign Service, a diplomat promoting peace, who is assigned to one of the following four embassies:

•             Turkey

•             Kenya

•             Afghanistan

•             Iraq

The essay must provide recommendations to the ambassador about the crisis involving refugees and internally displaced persons in that country. Students should write essays in a memo format. For more info:

Directing Change Program and Film Contest Ages 14-25 March 1, 2017

The statewide Directing Change Program and Film Contest invites high school students and young adults to create 60-second films in one of two categories: Suicide Prevention or Mental Health Matters.

First, second and third place winners will be selected in each category from five regions within the state of California. Regional winners will receive the following:

First Place : $500

Second Place: $250

Third Place: $250

For more information: