Competitions for Talented Kids

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Prufrock Press Inc., 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 245 pages
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This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date listing of national competitions available for students. Ideal for students and families seeking scholarship money and national recognition for skills and abilities in academics, the arts, leadership, and community involvement, Competitions for Talented Kids is the ultimate guide for winning and learning from competitions. In addition to its extensive listing of competitions, the book includes a unique Competitions Journal that helps students record their progress and success.

In this completely revised and expanded edition, students will find a treasure trove of information on selecting, entering, and competing in national contests. The book also features complete information on who to contact, how to enter, prizes, judging criteria, contest origin, significant dates, and tips from the contest organizers themselves. Competitions for Talented Kids is a resource beyond compare. From contests in general science and mathematics, to classical literature and art, this book offers students a listing of competitions in almost any talent area.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Visual Arts Continued
2
Academic Recognition
10
American Association of Teachers of French
19
Language Arts
25
AMVETS Americanism Program
29
Ann Arlys Bowler Poetry Contest
31
BOOK IT National Reading
39
Manningham Student Poetry Awards
107
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation
108
Modern Woodmen of America
114
National High School
122
National Peace Essay Contest
131
National Womans Hall of Fame Essay
137
NewsCurrents Student Editorial
140
Patriots Pen
151

The ClarkeBradbury International
42
Creative Writing Essay Contest
47
Discovery Channel Young
51
DuPont Challenge Science
55
The Elvis Week Annual Art Contest
57
The Explorers Club Youth Activity Fund
61
Freedoms Foundation
67
Future City Competition
69
Language Arts Continued
70
Graphic Communications Week
74
Harry Singer Foundation Essay Contests
76
John F Kennedy Profiles in Courage
89
Kids Are Authors
93
Laws of Life Essay Contest
98
Pier 1UNICEFWeekly Reader
154
Learn MS Scholarship
158
The Scholastic Writing and Art Awards
164
Senior High Communication Contest
171
Spiders Corner
172
United Nations Environmental Programme
186
The Vegetarian Resource Group Essay
199
The WordMasters Challenge
207
Young American Creative
209
Technology
212
Young Playwrights Festival
213
Visual Arts
241
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About the author (2005)

Frances A. Karnes, Ph.D., is professor of curriculum, instruction, and special education at The University of Southern Mississippi. She is widely known for her teaching, research, publications, innovative program developments, and service activities in gifted education and leadership training.

Tracy Riley, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in gifted and talented education at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. A former teacher of gifted students, she publishes and presents internationally. Tracy is actively involved with many gifted and talented initiatives in New Zealand, including serving as coeditor of APEX: The New Zealand Journal of Gifted Education and serving on several Ministry of Education advisory groups.

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