Competition information: 2017 - 2018

Seniors! Write a 500 word essay about the school teacher who has had the most positive impact on your life. Your story could be posted online at! Due February 25th. For more information, go to:

"What Does Being a Patriot Mean To Me? Due January 19th. Sponsored by the American Legion

"What can I personally do to promote Americanism in mu school or community" Due February 21st
Please see Dr. Leach for more details.

Name the Robot, win an iPad! Due Feb 4th
Submit entry on Lehigh Valley Hospital - Hazleton's Facebook page:

LED Contest- Due in January

Upcoming Essay Contests, see Dr. Leach for details:
  • Americanism Essay Contest, "Why Our Veterans Are America's Heroes". Grades 5 - 8, Due December 15, 2017.
  • Drug Awareness Essay Contest, "What Heroes Do", Grades 6, 7, and 8, Due January 6, 2018.
  • American Legion Essay Contest, "What Does Being a Patriot Mean to Me?", Grades 9 -12, Due January 19, 2018
  • Americanism Essay, "What can I personally do to promote Americanism in my school or community?", Grades 3 - 12, Due February 22, 2018

Poetry Contest Due November 8th 3rd through 12th grade (link is not currently working ( PO Box 582, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

Photography Contest - Due October 31st (Top student prize $1,000)!

Postcard Contest! Due Friday, October 27th.

American Freedom Essay Contest - Due October 13th

Win $2,000 for our athletic programs! - Due September 30th!


Moody's Mega Math Challenge Feb. 24 - 27
Moody's Mega Math Challenge

Student Inventors' Competition Due December 19th

Verizon App Challenge, Due November 18, 2016:

2016 Geography Awareness Week K-12 Postcard Contest, Must be postmarked by October 28, 2016:
Winners 2015:
Winners 2014:

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National Geographic Engineering Challenge - Due August 1st!
Three problems to solve!

2015 Congressional Art Competition - High School Students
For rules and more info:

3 New essay contests in February!!!
1. American Legion Auxiliary Essay Contest, grades 3 to 12. Title: "What Does Freedom Mean to My Family". Please see Mrs. Leach for form and information. Due February 27th to Mrs. Leach or Ms. Brown (Elem/Middle School)

. 2. Hazleton Jewish Community Council Essay Contest, grades 7 - 12. Essay topic: In the Holocaust, the entire Jewish population was targeted for extermination. Could something like that happen again? What would be the first warning signs? Due Friday, February 20th. Please see Mrs. Leach for more information. If you are giving Mrs. Leach your essay, please give it to her by Tuesday, February 17th.

3. "I'm a Leader!" Contest sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living. Write an essay or poem, create a visual art piece (photograph, painting, collage, etc.), or write a song based on one of the following options: "What does leadership mean to you or pick a person in your school who you feel demonstrates leadership, and tell us why you feel that person is a great leader". Deadline is Saturday, February 28th at 11:59pm. Please see Mrs. Leach for more information and entry form or go to for form, information and also past winners. If you are giving Mrs. Leach your entry, please give it to her by February 24th.

Create a postcard Contest for Geography Awareness Week - K-12 Due October 31st

National Radon Program Services

Letters about Literature
Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels.

$10,000 Create a Card Contest!
Entrants must submit a unique photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. The entrant with the best design will win a $10,000 scholarship and have his/her design made into an actual card to be sold in our line. Contest ends February 18, 2015. Must be 14 years or older.

MyVoicePA has the following contests:

Profile Picture Challenge: Coming January 2014

During the month of January, change your profile picture to match the My Voice PA profile picture. Each week, one person will be chosen to win a gift card.
Photo Contest: Coming February 2014
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The White House Student Film Festival!
Due January 29, 2014, K-12

Engage in Ethical Decision Making (Contest is at bottom of this article)

Games can’t do all the teaching, but they can engage students to start thinking. At least that’s how MIT’s Education Arcade and the Learning Games Network are approaching their new free game Quandary. The two groups designed the video game to teach ethics while aligning with Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts for third through eighth graders. Quandary approaches the broad topic of ethics by helping students aged 8 to 14 understand how to take a different perspective and learn how to empathize. In the game, Earth residents have colonized the faraway planet of Braxos. The player is the captain of the mission and has to make important decisions about survival in the new world that will affect his or her crew and the residents of Braxos. The game currently has three episodes that follow a similar pattern. The player learns a little about a problem on the planet through a comic-strip narrative. He or she then interviews different characters and organizes their statements into facts, solutions and other opinions. After accurately categorizing various kinds of statements, the player presents characters with different solutions or facts to dig into the issue deeper, gathering more information. Through play, the issue becomes more complex, and the game shifts. If the captain fails to thoroughly investigate the problem, he or she will miss valuable pieces of information. After the fact-finding stage, the player makes a recommendation to a council back on Earth and justifies why he or she is urging that course of action. The player also has to predict how each character will react to the decision, further testing his or her ability to take perspectives and show empathy. Ultimately, the game will show the player the outcome his or her decision achieved and how it affected the colony.
Click Here to Access Free Game
Plus: Quandary has a new iPhone and Android app that offers almost the same experience as the web-based game, with one exception. In the app, players can create their own character, which they can enter into a contest sponsored by the Learning Games Network. The creator of the best character will win the opportunity to become a member of the design team working on the fourth episode of Quandary. Both the web-based and the app versions of the game are available for free.
Deadline: December 6, 2013, for submission of new character
Click Here to Visit iTunes App Store
Click Here to Visit Google Play App Store
Click Here for More Information About Contest

New for 2013-2014:

Interpret Lines from "Hamlet"

The New York Times invites student actors and actresses to submit their performances of lines from Hamlet using Instagram. The Times’s critics have been cataloging the recent bounty of professional performances of Shakespeare’s plays, and with several stagings of Hamlet opening soon, they would like to see how high school and college students interpret key lines from the play using the cameras and apps on their smartphones. After recording a short (15-second) video of their performance of lines from Hamlet, students fill out the form and submit the link to their video on the page linked below. Students can also add the hashtag #MaximumShakespeare on their Instagram post.
Deadline: December 1, 2013; best videos will be featured on The New York Times website later in December
Click Here for More Information
Click Here to Submit Video Online

Draw Attention to the Importance of Art

Americans for the Arts is partnering with Vans in 2014 for the Vans Custom Culture competition, a national shoe customization contest in which high schools from all over the United States compete for a chance to win money for their art programs. The competition offers students a fresh perspective on art and provides an outlet for self expression through art, fashion and design. During the contest, high school students from participating schools design shoes that fit within a particular theme: Art, Music, Active Sports or Local Flavor. A $50,000 award will be granted to the winning school to support its art program.
Deadline: Registration will open on January 2, 2014; images may be submitted between February 28 and April 7, 2014
Click Here for More Information

Verizon Innovative App Challenge:
Due December 3rd (3 minute video/essay) required. See Mrs. Leach to sign up.

Memorial Holocaust Essay Contest for Middle/High school/Post High School
What could you do to help people confront and challenge the spreading of lies and the stirring up of hateful feeling?
Due Friday, February 14, 2014 - See Mrs. Leach for more information

Teen Video Challenge: Motivate your students to create a short video that promotes safe driving for their chance to win $15,000 and the opportunity to reshoot their video professionally. Once registered, teens have until March 13th to upload their videos. Encourage them to register today and get started!
Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest - Due Nov. 13th
Click here for more information

Geography and the New Age of Exploration
Create a postcard or bookmark, due November 4th

American Freedom Essay Contest
Due October 18th

Video Contest
Language Lives inside (A one minute lesson)

Radon Poster Contest
Ages 9 - 14, Must be submitted by November 1st

Poetry Out Loud - National Recitation Contest, Grades 9 - 12, Held at the Allentown Art Museum on February 13th in the evening. Please see Mrs. Leach for more details.

State Fish Art Contest - Due March 31, 2014 , Grades K-12

American Freedom Essay Contests: Grades 3 - 12, due October 18th

"By the Numbers" - 5 problems per round, 3 rounds of problems, over a month to solve each round...register at Free for Middle School and High School students. First round due October 15th