Nebraska agriculture contributes more than $23 billion to Nebraska’s economy each year. Nebraska is home to nearly 50,000 farms and ranches utilizing 91% of the state’s total land area. Nebraska IS Agriculture!
All 1st-6th grade students are invited to participate in the 15th annual Nebraska Department of Agriculture Poster Contest. The theme is: Sharing the Story of Nebraska Agriculture. Check out the poster rules here and visit the contest website at: http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/kids/
Deadline: March 1, 2018
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NEBRASKA ROBOTICS EXPO 2018
A Loveland parent will be holding workshops on Saturdays in January to prepare for the event. All 3rd-6th grade students at Westside Elementary Schools are invited to attend. Even if a child decides he/she does not want to participate in the Expo, they are still welcome to attend the Saturday workshops.
Descriptions of the Robotics Expo events can be found by clicking the links below.
Please fill out the form linked below to reserve your spot for the Saturday workshops. They will be offered on January 6, 13, 20 and 27 (all Saturdays) in the Swanson Library basement from 3-6pm.
There is only space for 20 participants at each session.
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The American Statistical Association (ASA) is dedicated to and involved in enhancing statistics education at all levels. Check out their annual Poster Contest for students in grades K-12.
Posters are due each year on April 1.
What is a statistical poster? A statistical poster is a display containing two or more related graphics that summarize a set of data, look at the data from different points of view, and answer specific questions about the data.
Check out additional details/rules and look at the winners from last year by visiting the ASA website.
If you love writing poems, check out this poetry contest!
Go to https://www.appelley.org/ to find out more
Due Date Nov 18, 2017
If you need help with submitting your poem, please contact the EY teacher in your building.
- Stone Soup welcomes submissions from around the world by writers and artists ages 13 and younger.
- To get an idea of the kind of work Stone Soup has published in the past, look through our Archive of Children’s Writing.
- Deadline: Ongoing
For more information, visit: https://stonesoup.com/how-to-submit-writing-and-art-to-stone-soup/
Amazing Kids! Magazine
- This contest is open to kids ages 7 – 18 with separate age categories (7 – 9, 10 – 11, 12 – 14, and 15 – 18).
- One winner will be selected in each category to win the choice of either a Solitaire Chess game or FootBubbles along with an official certificate verifying their winning entry and publication in the Amazing Kids! Magazine.
- All entries are due by October 1.
For more information, visit: http://mag.amazing-kids.org/ak-contests/amazing-kids-adventure-contest-create-an-adventure-story/
Mrs. P’s ‘Be a Famous Writer’ Contest
- Mrs. P’s 9th Annual “Be-A-Famous-Writer” Contest is open to students in Kindergarten through 4th grade.
- The contest starts October 15, 2017 and the 2017 theme is dragons.
- To get an idea of the kind of work chosen in the past, visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF6D83D5011B3185A
- Deadline is December 15, 2017 (winners announced January 30, 2018)
For more information, visit: http://contest.mrsp.com/
The Metropolitan Reading Council is now taking submissions for their 2017-2018 MRC Writing Contest
Grades K-3 Writing Prompt: If you could have a super power, what would it be? Tell why you want this power and what you would do with it.
Grades 4-6 Writing Prompt: If you had a super power, what would it be? Why? What would you like to do with that power? The power can be something you can do (e.g. recite the alphabet backwards, expert on dogs, throw perfect passes, etc.) or something you imagine (e.g. talk to animals, fly, superhuman strength, etc.). Write a story about how you would use your power.
Stories may have no more than 2500 words
Deadline: December 22, 2017
For more details, visit:
Who: 6th-10 Grade Girls interested in engineering fields
When: Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 8:30 AM to 3 PM
Where: College of Saint Mary
7000 Mercy Road
Omaha NE 68106
Cost: FREE!! Pre-registration is required due to limited space.
Parents & Educators are welcome to join us for our Parent & Educator Track!!
Our event is aimed at encouraging young women to pursue careers in Engineering and Technology!
Students will experience:
In honor of the 150th anniversary of Nebraska’s statehood, a mobile Children’s Museum has been on the move throughout our state and they’re coming to a stop near us very soon!
Check out https://ne150.org/museum/ for more information.
Friday, September 22 from 3-7pm: K Street in front of the State Capital in Lincoln
Saturday-Sunday, September 23-24: Canopy & R Street in front of the Pinnacle Bank
- Saturday 10am – 5pm
- Sunday 1-5pm
Do you love art and animals? If so, this is the contest for you! The deadline for submission is March 1st, 2018, so review the contest rules and start creating.
- All entries are to be submitted electronically at endangered.org/submit-your-art. (See “Submitting Artwork” section below for details on sending student art.)
- All artwork must depict species chosen from one of the lists as noted in “Subject Matter” (below). We will make no exceptions to this rule.
- Entries must be received by March 1, 2018. Late entries will not be judged.
- All entries become the property of the Endangered Species Coalition.
2018 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest