Archive for the ‘Competitions / Scholarships’ Category

Make ’em laugh, win a college scholarship

July 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Is your gifted kid a captivating storyteller with a great sense of humor? They can win a $1,500 college scholarship by writing a short (250 words or less), funny story for the Make Me Laugh Scholarship, sponsored by Unigo.

The contest is open to students ages 13 and up who will enroll in an accredited university by fall 2023. Submission deadline is August 31, 2017.


Future Problem Solving offers coaches’ training

August 10, 2016 1 comment

The Future Problem Solving Program (FPSP) challenges kids to come up with creative solutions to real-world problems. Open to kids in grades 4 through 12, this international program guides students through the problem-solving process, from research and brainstorming to evaluating options and developing recommendations.

FPSP of Georgia is offering coaches’ training on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Coaches are most often teachers, but parents or other adults are also welcome to become coaches.

For more information about the program or the training session, visit FPSP International online, or contact Georgia’s state director at argenhicks-at-gmail-dot-com (address deconstructed to discourage spam; put it back together to send e-mail).


Casting call: Bright kids ages 8-12

May 13, 2016 Leave a comment

I have been contacted by a casting producer for “Genius Jr.,” a new, prime-time kids’ game show to be aired on NBC. The show will film in California. More details and the link to apply are shown in the image below.

If you apply to have your child be a contestant, be sure to include in your notes that you were referred by Tracy Sinclair.

Disclaimer: I have not vetted this opportunity and know no more details than provided here. I am simply passing along the information. If you need additional details, you can e-mail Tracy with questions: tsinclair – at – shedmedia – dot – com.


Short story contest for kids ages 11-13

March 16, 2016 3 comments

BERTIEWriters ages 11 to 13 are invited to submit short stories to The Bertie writing contest.

Stories should be 1,500 words or less and must include an inter-generational aspect — at least two characters from different generations.

The contest is organized by local author Lisa Lewis Tyre, author of the acclaimed middle-grade novel Last in a Long Line of Rebels. Entries will be judged by a group of Atlanta-area children’s authors. Cash prizes will be awarded.

The submission deadline is April 1.

Scholarships for high ability, low-income 7th graders

February 5, 2016 Leave a comment

High-achieving, seventh-grade students whose families have limited incomes are encouraged to apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars program. Applications are being accepted through April 14, 2016.

The Young Scholars program offers advisement and financial support from eighth grade through the end of high school. The scholarship pays for enrichment activities — such as summer camps, music lessons, and distance learning classes — for students who are academically solid and financially challenged. (Wondering what “financially challenged” means? Applicants must have adjusted family income of $95,000 or less, and the Foundation reports that the average family income of its scholars is $30,000 a year.)

Students must apply during their seventh-grade year. Those selected enter the program in eighth grade and continue as Young Scholars through high school. The Young Scholars program also is a pathway to the Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship program, which provides $40,000 per year for college.

The application package requires tax forms and teacher recommendations, so give yourself time to get everything together.

Juried art competition for high-school students

January 26, 2016 Leave a comment

High-school students from the Atlanta area are invited to submit their artwork to the 2016 Atlanta High School Art Exhibition, a juried art competition that culminates in a showing at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival in April.

The AHSAE was established in the 1970s and now draws more than 700 entries per year. One hundred are selected to be shown at the festival. Students can win art supplies and scholarships.

The contest welcomes entries in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, pottery, computer graphics, and more. The work must have been created during the 2015-16 school year, either in school or as part of the school curriculum.

Interested students should start by talking to the art teacher at their high school to see about submitting through the school. If submission through the school is not possible, students may submit their work on their own.

The submissions deadline is Feb. 25, 2016.

Contest seeks artistic interpretations of ocean pollution

December 20, 2015 Leave a comment

bow seatMiddle- and high-school students are invited to take part in the 2016 Ocean Awareness Student Contest, which challenges young people to learn about the oceans and create a work of art that shows what the health of Earth’s oceans means to them.

Students may enter in one or more of four contest categories: visual art, poetry, prose, or film. All entries are due by June 13, 2016. Winners will be awarded cash prizes of up to $1,500.

Full contest details are available from the sponsoring organization, From The Bow Seat.