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Princeton Prize in Race Relations High School students January 31, 2018 For students who help improve race relations in their schools or communities.  Win $1,000 and a paid trip to Princeton University to attend a symposium.
Drive Smart Digital Short Contest Who: 13 to 18-year-old U.S. residents December 18, 2017

Sponsored by CTIA Wireless Foundation. Students can enter a digital short educating others about the dangers of driving distracted for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship!

What: 15-60 second digital short
How: Students register, create and submit a digital short
Why students should enter early: Each week one entrant will be chosen out of all entries received to date, to receive a $100 gift card.

Sustainable Development Challenge High School March 11, 2018

Do you think about the problems facing society or about the needs of the world? Do you worry about climate change, poverty, equality and overconsumption? Do you want to make a difference?

The United Nations has set 17 sustainable development goals to help end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Seton Hall University's School of Diplomacy & International Relations is challenging high school students to be part of the solution!

Seton Hall University is committed to serving the greater good, which is why we are hosting a Sustainable Development Challenge designed to engage high school students in thinking about the needs of society and the planet - encouraging you to be an agent of change and embrace the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Ayn Rand Essay Contests Grades 9 & 10 May 1, 2018

Select one of the following topics:

  • Anthem depicts a world of the future, a collectivist dictatorship in which even the word “I” has vanished. Discuss the hero’s struggle to free himself from collectivism. What makes his victory possible? In your essay, consider what Ayn Rand has to say in the excerpt titled “The Soul of an Individualist” from her novel The Fountainhead.
  • In Anthem, the City has numerous rules and controls. Why do these exist? What is their purpose? Do you think the society that Equality envisions creating at the end of the story would include any of these rules and controls? Explain why or why not.
  • Contrast Equality’s view of morality at the end of the novel to the morality exemplified by his society’s institutions, practices and officials. In your essay, consider what Ayn Rand has to say in these excerpts from her writings.
Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs High School   The Diamond Challenge is run out of Horn Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware to empower the next generation to adapt in the ever-changing world we live in. Learn more about why over 4,000 students have engaged with us!

Business Concept: If the primary purpose is to solve a customer problem that by doing so will generate revenue and profit, then the business concept competition is right for you.The business concept competition focuses on the development and validation of new business models.

Social Innovation: If the primary purpose is to solve a social problem and make a positive impact on people or the environment, then the social innovation competition is right for you.The social innovation competition focuses on the development of new, social innovation models that may include revenue-generating nonprofit organizations and mission-driven, for-profit ventures.

Congressional Art Competition  High School April, 2018

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

Science Without Borders Challenge Ages 11-19  April 23, 2018

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 2018 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest

  Grades K-12 January 31, 2018 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, 2018

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

For more info:  www.afsa.org/essaycontest