TeenTribune.com and TweenTribune.com is running a unique 100-word essay contest about technology for children Grades 3 – 12. Six winners from every grade with a total of 60 kids will either win a grand prize of $500, or $100 for the 5 runner-ups. Teachers of winning students will receive “Learning Happens” t-shirt.
“The contest is inspired by Benjamin Franklin, who possessed both a passion for technology and a talent for expressing powerful ideas in remarkably few words. To motivate kids to embrace these two ideals, TeenTribune and TweenTribune will give away 100 “Benjamins” to students who can describe in 100 words or less how technology makes the world a better place.”
How to Enter:
In 100 words or less, children should write
“How does technology make the world a better place?”
- Step-by-step instructions
- Use these examples to discuss the art and craft of writing succinctly
- Click to see present entries
Essays will be judged on 100-categories in 3 different rounds: Teachers, Teachers & Students, and Judges. Such categories included originality and passion. This contest encourages creatively and the ability to define “words” and “technology” in non-English ways. Read all the details of this unique writing competition here.
Interestingly, the organizers also developed their way to prevent this contest from being a type of online “popularity contest”, and since you know I don’t take kindly to those types–the exercise of creating written language succinctly to promote technology and writing, I think this contest is definitely worth investing some of your time for your kids to enter.
Please let us know if you enter, so we can view your entries and hopefully vote. We’re going to try hard to participate, since the deadline is January 16, 2011 we may have time to get them in.
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