Contests – Scholarships

Second Annual 21st Century Explorer Podcast Competition

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“What do you think is NASA’s greatest exploration achievement in the past 50 years and why?” is the question that drives the Second Annual 21st Century Explorer Podcast Competition.What will students create for the competition? Students may choose to enter either a 60-second audio or video podcast that answers the question above. Who may...
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Letters About Literature Contest

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The Library of Congress Center for the Book in collaboration with Target starts September 1, 2007 and end December 14, 2007. The Library of Congress Center for the Book is working with Target to sponsor a short essay contest for school-age kids. The idea is to write a short essay about a book that...
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Sally Ride Science Toy Challenge

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What is the Sally Ride Science Toy Challenge: TOYchallenge is * A national toy design challenge for 5th-8th graders. * A chance for teams of imaginative kids to create a new toy or game. Toys are a great way to learn about science, engineering, and the design process! As girls and boys create a...
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NASA Engineering Design Challenge

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Press release from NASA: As NASA plans to return to the moon, plant growth will be an important part of space exploration. NASA scientists anticipate that astronauts may be able to grow plants on the moon in specialized plant growth chambers. Come participate and build your own lunar growth chamber in the NASA Engineering...
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Instructibles.com

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Melissa at HEM-Recipes recently pointed out a wonderful step-by step instruction site here: http://www.instructables.com . The site offers step-by-step instructions for art, crafts, food, home, life and more. They also have some interesting looking contests that you might want to investigate. They are: Real Simple ‘Fake It, Don’t Make It!’ Recipe Contest! Launch It!...
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The Words That Shook The World Competition and FREE Camp

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For Immediate Release from Words that Shook the World The Words That Shook The World Summer “Fantasy” Camp and 2nd National High School Public Speaking Words That Shook The World, in cooperation with Lockheed Martin, Sandia Laboratories, The History Channel and other national sponsors, invite every high school student in America to participate in...
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I Must Go Down to the Beach Again poetry contest

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From Charlesbridge Publishing: April is Poetry Month One day I took a chance and wrote a poem. It fel t so great to let my words run free. Now I write outside, in school, at home — And all my work is always signed “By Me.” In honor of National Poetry Month, Charlesbridge invites...
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Picture Book Writing Competition for Homeschooled Students

Call for Entries and Frequently Asked Questions Who is Sylvan Dell Publishing? Sylvan Dell Publishing is a young company on a serious mission to create picture books that excite children’s imaginations, are artistically spectacular and have educational value. All of our books start with fun, warm stories—generally fiction with math, science or nature themes—and...
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Young Naturalist Awards Contest

The Young Naturalist Awards, a program from the American Museum of Natural History and sponsored by Alcoa Foundation is a research-based essay contest for students in grades 7 – 12 to promote participation and communication in science. Students who enter conduct their own investigations on a topic in the field of biology, ecology, Earth...
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Carnival of Homeschooling #44

The Carnival of Homeschooling #44 has been posted at the Why Homeschool blog.Since it was posted the week of Halloween, you will find that as their theme. Enjoy!
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