Have you ever entered a contest? Everyone has a skill or activity they enjoy. Have you ever thought about putting your skill to work by competing in contests that award scholarships? For instance, if you are an artist, you might consider entering the annual Doodle 4 Google contest, doodles.google.com/d4g. The contest is open to grade K-12 students, and awards scholarships in every state and territory in the United States.
Are you a writer? Check out the Betty Award, thebettyaward.com, a writing contest for kids ages 8-12 every spring and fall. Author Brock Eastman, brockeastman.com/contests, sponsors monthly contests for kids in grades K-8. Mrs. P’s Be-A-Famous-Writer Contest, contest.mrsp.com, is open from October through December each year. Winners receive books and money for their schools.
Whether you are an aspiring scientist or a talented chef, it’s good to test your skills in a competitive environment; it could be Jif’s annual Most Creative Sandwich Contest or a local science fair. Ask your parents to help you research local contests in your areas of interest.
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