Vans Custom Culture was created to inspire and empower high school students to embrace their creativity through art and design, and to bring attention to diminishing arts education budgets. Custom Culture is a national high school customization competition using blank Vans shoes to be customized around specific themes.
Sponsored by TheGilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Dear George Washington Contest encourages elementary students to imagine the United States at its founding by composing a letter to President George Washington from the point of view of a person attending his first inauguration.
Each year the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize awards $10,000 to an individual or organization that has developed an innovative project that creates and sustains a lifelong love of reading in the community served. The foundation also recognizes four projects with the designation of honorable mention.
The National Park Trust (NPT) invites students across the country to participate in the ninth annual Kids to Parks Day (KTP), a nationwide grassroots movement to celebrate America’s parks and public lands, on May 18, 2019. In honor of this day, NPT is hosting the Kids to Parks Day National School Contest to help educators engage their students with their local parks.
The office supply company Bostitch is offering a chance for two teachers to win a $250 grant for creative supplies for their classroom. To be considered, teachers need to submit a lesson plan of their own creation that they believe exemplifies creativity in the classroom.