Contests

There are numerous contests for students, many of which allow homeschoolers to participate. There are also numerous Web sites that publicize these. Our purpose is not to publish everything, but to list contests designed exclusively for homeschooled high school students. Occasionally we may list other contests that we consider ideally suited for homeschoolers.

Homeschool Research Paper Contest. Sponsored by Greg Landry’s Homeschool Science Academy.  Ages 11-18. Deadline to register for the contest is usually Oct. 1, with papers due by Nov. 15. For more information visit http://www.homeschoolscienceacademy.com/contest.htm.

Art Contest. Students submit a digital photo of any art (other than photography) and submit it online at http://www.celebratingart.com/.  Two contests each year with a deadline November 30th and April 3rd.  There are 10 winners in each grade division of K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 who will receive $25 and a full color book that includes their art.  Other artists of merit will be invited to be published.  There are no costs to enter or to be published.  Each year homeschool students have been national winners in this contest.

Poetry Contest. Students submit one poem 21 lines on any topic and submit it online at www.poeticpower.com or mail it to Creative Communication, 159 North Main Street, Smithfield, UT  84335.  Three contests each year with a deadline December 6th, April 12 and August 15.  There are 10 winners in each grade division of K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 who will receive $25 and a book that includes their poem.  Other writers of merit will be invited to be published.  There are no costs to enter or to be published. For more information visit http://www.poeticpower.com/contest.php.

Essay Contest. Students submit one non-fiction essay, 250 words or less on any topic and submit it online at www.poeticpower.com or mail it to Creative Communication, 159 North Main Street, Smithfield, UT  84335.  Three contests each year with a deadline October 18, Feb 15 and July 18.  There are 10 winners in each grade division of 3-6, 7-9, 10-12 who will receive $25 and a book that includes their essay.  Other writers of merit will be invited to be published.  There are no costs to enter or to be published. For more information visit http://www.poeticpower.com/contest.php.

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Washington & Oregon

Youth Nature Writing Contest at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Annual essay contest for all high school students in Washington and Oregon.  Cash prizes are awarded for the best three essays. Visit the Lewis and Clark National Park Web site for more information.

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