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Contests For All

Contests for all!
Find something that interests you, become an expert, put your skills towards a competition, have fun, and maybe win some cash -

University of Iowa Write Now Contest -
Iowa Renewable Fuels Association - student video contest
Student Contest List approved by National Association of Student Councils and National Association of Secondary Principals
Ayn Rand’s novels are inspiring and intellectually challenging. But they can also be financially rewarding for high school and college students. The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual contests that offer 680 prizes and over $99,000 in prize money every year.
ELKS National Foundation
1)GRAND LODGE AMERICANISM ESSAY CONTEST, Grades 5-8, $1,000-$250 savings bonds, return printed or typed essay to Tim James, Perry Elks Lodge #407, 2823 Willis Ave, Perry, Iowa 50220 (phone contact is 515.465.3791), 2011-12, Not to exceed 250 word essay: “Why I am Proud to Pledge Allegiance to Our Flag”, see essay rules from guidance office flyer.
2) “Our Flag” – WHAT IT MEANS TO ME, Grade 6, $150, Contest rules and cover page in guidance office, essay not to exceed 300 words, Deadline December 2
Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award, scholarship & awards for Iowa HS juniors; project-driven program not based on grades, tests, or financial need, rather ability to create and implement a plan to improve community
Scholastic poetry contest, an email was sent to English Teacher, Mrs. Boettcher, encouraging students in Grades 7-12 to enter, haiku poem due Nov. 18 –

Lego Smart Building contest – register September 1 through October 14
Iowa Money Smart Kid Essay Contest with cash prizes, Due March 16; For more information and the Money Smart Kid application, visit or contact Lori Ristau at
The annual National Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through twelfth grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art.
United States Achievement Academy,
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, $1,000, volunteerism based
Writer’s Digest hosts fiction writing contests, poetry writing contests, short story contests, screenwriting competitions, self-publishing competitions and more. You could win up to $3,000, as well as the opportunity to see your name in Writer’s Digest Magazine, opportunities to meet with editors and agents and more!
World Food Prize – Each school must register in order for student submissions (Catherine Swoboda, Dir.Iowa Ed Programs, or 515.245.3727). Program is for grades 9,10,11 in honor of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman E Borlaug, students will be selected to attend…
  • all-day Iowa Youth Institute held April 30, 2o12, at Iowa State University. visit for details & to view essay guidelines.
  • World Food Prize symposium, October 18-20 to interact with World Food Prize Laureates, discuss food security issues/activities with students across the world
  • Eligibility for Wallace-Carver Internship for USDA paid summer experience at one of nation’s field offices, including headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The Young Naturalist Awards is a research-based science competition for students in grades 7-12 to promote participation and communication in science, due in March,