Frogs are Green Art Contest – Dec 15, 2016


Calling all children, ages 3-17!

Enter your best artwork into our 7th Annual Frogs Are Green International Kids Art Contest!

We will award winners in these age groups: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17. We also add categories based on what we receive, such as: (Best Student/Elder Collaboration; Best 3D; Most Unusual; Best Environmental; Best Black and White. Awards are given to 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mention for each age group.

Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2016 and the winners will be announced by January 15, 2017. The winners will be featured in a blog post. Many of the submitted artworks are shared online, through our website, social media and in awareness materials. (By entering, you grant Frogs Are Greenpermission to use your artwork. Credit to artist will be included.)

This year, the 1st place winners in each age group will receive these prizes (so far!): Our new custom designed “Frogs Are Green” Strawesome glass strawand a complete set of our 5 coloring books (3 Volumes of Frog Art & 2 Volumes of Rainforest Art)!

       Contest theme: FROGS and BUGS!

Your artwork can be about frogs, amphibians, bugs, insects, rainforests, climate change, pollution, deforestation, drought, natural habitats, etc… and how you (or all of us) can help the environment.

Learn about where frogs live: streams, ponds, woods, cloud forests, rainforests… we have posted a few articles to guide you:

Learning about Frogs and Bugs

We’re looking for drawings, paintings, sculpture, collage, or whatever format helps you express yourself.

For instructions on how to enter, please visit the contest website.

Nov 14, 2016: Space Foundation Student Art Contest



For ages 3-18.  From the contest website:

The Space Foundation is seeking talented, creative student artists from around the world, ages 3 to 18 years, to enter its seventh annual International Student Art Contest. Children may draw, paint or create a digital mixed media image for the 2017 contest theme “Space Through My Eyes…”

The deadline to submit entries is noon universal time (12:00 UTC), Nov. 14, 2016, and artwork must be submitted online by the student’s teacher, parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. Homeschool students are also invited to participate.

Prizes will be awarded by age category and the winners notified in January 2017. The 2016 contest featured 3,883 entries from 40 countries and 38 U.S. states.

The 2017 International Student Art Contest is co-sponsored by Eagle Eyes®, makers of advanced optical technologies. Eagle Eyes is also a Lifetime Space Certification program partner and 2010 Space Technology Hall of Fame Inductee.

Awards and Categories

The Space Foundation will award a total of 25 winners — first, second and third place for each age category and a Space Foundation Achievement Award.

Acceptable Artwork Media/Format

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Mixed media
  • Digital art 

Eight Age Categories

  • 3 – 4 years
  • 5 – 6 years
  • 7 – 8 years
  • 9 – 10 years
  • 11 – 12 years
  • 13 – 14 years
  • 15 – 16 years
  • 17 – 18 years 

Prizes and Exposure

  • All winners receive an art kit, Eagle Eyes® sunglasses, ribbon and a certificate
  • Winning entries will be displayed on the Space Foundation website, social media and at the 33rd Space Symposium, where space professionals from around the world will have viewing opportunities
  • Winning artwork will later be displayed at the Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  • All winners receive international exposure – digital images of past winners’ artwork have been sent to the International Space Station

How to Enter
All artwork will be submitted electronically at by a teacher, parent or legal guardian, 18 years or older. For general contest questions, contact the Space Foundation at Due to the high volume of entries and limited resources, we are unable to contact each participant regarding contest status and winners. Please watch for details and announcements.

Get To Know Art Competition (Canada Only)

You can enter one or more of the five categories: Art, Writing, Photos, Video, and Music

From the Get to Know (Canada) website:

1. General

These are the official rules and regulations for the Get to Know Contest in Canada. (Please note that the Contest rules in the United States are different).

  • Open to Canadian residents 19 and under
  • Eligible entrants under the age of 18 must disclose the name and address of at least one adult representative who has agreed to assume contest responsibility for the under-age-18 entrant
  • No purchase is necessary
  • Entries must be received by no later than 11:59 PM PT on November 1, 2016.
  • You may enter as many categories as you want!

2. Prizes

Be sure to check out the Contest Categories Page to learn more about category specific prizes that you can also win!

3. Originality and plagiarism policy

All entries must be original, and must not be a copy of any existing work. Whether you intend to or not, claiming that someone else’s work is your own (“plagiarism”) is a serious violation of copyright law. Plagiarism and forgery can result in criminal sanctions, fines and civil damages. You must be very careful to make sure that your creation(s) is original and cannot be considered the work of others. Be creative! Get outdoors and experience nature and share your experience with us through art.

The best way to be sure your art is an original is to get outside! We strongly encourage all entrants to go outdoors and experience nature for themselves. Get outside and observe your wild neighbours in their natural environment; make sketches, have a photo/video shoot in the best possible setting, get wild inspiration for your poetry or music. This contest is all about having fun and spending creative time outdoors. So get out there and share your experience through art.

4. Entrant Agreement

By submitting an entry, the entrant (if over the age of majority in his/her home province) or the entrant’s adult representative (if entrant is under the age of majority):

  • Certifies that the entry submitted is entirely original.
  • Takes any and all legal responsibility for breaches of copyright caused by plagiarism.
  • Grants Get to Know a license to reproduce the submitted work, in whole or in part, for any purpose, including research, on the internet, in print publications and/or in any other medium without compensation of any kind and to publish the entrant’s name, age, and home city/province in conjunction with the work.
  • Authorizes persons accessing or any affiliated websites to view, download and print the work for personal and classroom educational purposes.
  • If the entrant is under the age of majority, the adult representative assumes all liability for the entrant and indemnifies Get to Know and Rotary International in respect of all matters related to the entry.

5. Judging and Administration

For the art, writing and photography categories, 12 winning entries are chosen from the following age groups:

  • Kindergarten to Grade 4
  • Grades 5 to 7
  • Grades 8 to 10
  • Grades 11 to 12

12 Honourable mentions will be selected in the art category from the age groups above.

For the video and music categories, a total of 6 winning entries will be chosen per category.

For more information and to enter, visit the contest page. 

Paul Erdős International Math Challenge

The ABACUS International Math Challenge was launched in 1997 by Tivadar Divéki, head of Grace Church School’s Science Department. In September, 2015, we proudly changed the name of our program to Paul Erdős International Math Challenge.  The program is based on a printed journal for gifted students, originating in Hungary over 100 years ago. Participants over the years included Edward Teller, Leo Szilárd and other notables in physics, computer science and mathematics. This program is designed for students of all abilities and demonstrates that mathematical talent can be stimulated and developed through individual attention, instant feedback and challenging subject matter with flexible levels of difficulty.

The Internet has made this program available to students around the world. Every month, eight problems are posted for each of three age groups. Students are asked not only to solve the problems but also to present the reasoning in their solutions. If a student submits an incorrect solution or is simply having trouble with a problem, a teacher will offer hints as to how to go about solving the problem, giving students multiple chances to succeed.

The annual Paul Erdős International Math Challenge in this academic year runs from September, 2016 through April 30th, 2017.

Categories & Contacts
Group A – 3rd and 4th graders
Group B – 5th and 6th graders
Group C – 7th and 8th graders

Starting this year, the Sharma Kamala Educational Trust is sponsoring the participation of students from India. So, if you are a student living in India, please, send your solutions to:

Group A from India  – 3rd and 4th graders
Group B from India – 5th and 6th graders
Group C from India – 7th and 8th graders

In your first e-mail, please indicate your name, your grade/age, the name of your school, and the city where you live. Make sure that you indicate the number of the problem you are responding to. For proper identification, every e-mail you send should include your name.

The solution to a problem should include the results and your reasoning. Make sure that you try to find all the possible solutions for a problem. Your reasoning has to be given in English, but do not be discouraged if English is your second language. If we have a question about your answer, we will contact you.
Try to send your answers by the last day of the month for the posted problem, however solutions to any of the problems will be accepted until April 30, 2017. (You are welcome to participate in higher grade groups by solving their problems.)

You get five points for a thorough solution with reasoning; fewer points for a partial solution or solution with no reasoning, and more points if you find additional different solutions or prove more than required.
You may earn extra points if you design your own problems and they get posted in the challenge. So, try to make up some problems and solve them.


Essay Contest for grades 4-12 – Deadline Oct 20, 2016



CURRENT ENTRY DEADLINE:  Extended to October 20th, 2016

  • Students must be in school (public, private or home school) in the United States or Canada.
  • Students can enter on their own or have a parent or teacher make their entry.
  • All entries must be in English and be the original work of the student.
  • Open to students in grades 4-12.
  • You can write on any appropriate subject (No pro-violence, pro drugs, etc.)
  • Essays should be between 100 and 250 words (words such as “a”, “an” or “the” are not counted). However, essays should not be over 300 words.
  • Essays must be non-fiction (no short stories or essays written as if you are a historical figure).
  • Do not double-space your entry.
  • Be sure to use proper capitalization.
  • If you attend a detention center or adolescent treatment facility, you can just put your last initial for your last name. In all other cases, please put your complete first and last name.


Polar Expressions Poetry (Nov 14) & Short Story (Dec 5) Contests


Student Contests

Now announcing our 11th annual student contests for Canadian students in kindergarten through grade twelve.

2016/2017 National Student Contests

Poetry Deadline: November 14, 2016
Short-Story Deadline: December 5, 2016

Each year we hold two contests, which are open to Canadian students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Over $9,000 is awarded in cash prizes to schools and students who participate!

There is no entry fee and no obligation to purchase anything.

Educators may wish to use one or both of these contests as a project in coordination with their English curriculum or students may enter on their own (though school information must be provided so we can verify they are a student and keep the contest fair).

Information packages, including entry forms are sent to schools across the country in September. Educators may directly request a copy of this information package or a complimentary copy of one of our collections from a previous contest by sending us an information request.

The top group of entrants in each contest (approx. 25-45%) will receive the opportunity to be published in a soft-cover, keepsake collection to be released in early June of each year. Schools that send in at least five complete entries per contest will automatically receive one free copy of any collection containing their student(s) work. We gave away more than $10,000 worth of these books to schools in our last contests!

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Pandora’s Collective – Annual Poetry Contest – Jan 15, 2017


We accept submissions by email & Paypal or by regular mail & cheque.  
To view the winners of our last contest please click here.
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Winners announced February 15, 2017

Entry Fees: 

  • Adults – $5/poem (or 5 poems for $20)
  • Teens (14 to 19) – $4/poem (or 5 poems for $16)
  • Children (13 and under) – $3/poem (or 5 poems for $12)


  • Adults – 1st: $100 & publication, 2nd: $50 & publication, 3rd: publication.
  • Teens – 1st: $75 & publication,  2nd: $35 & publication, 3rd: publication.
  • Children – 1st: $40 & publication, 2nd: $20 & publication, 3rd: publication. 

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