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Contests & Scholarships

To be updated as information becomes available. 

YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15–18 or in grades 10–12 from across the United States. 

Application is closed for 2022.
Stories Engineered to Inspire Sponsored by Engineer Girl 

Write a short essay about how engineering can help meet one of these sustainable development goals. Click for more details.

Deadline February 1, 2022
John F. Kennedy
Profile in Courage

Describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. 

Deadline January 14, 2022
VSA Playwright Discovery Program Competition

Students, are invited to submit their writing in the form of scripts, videos, screenplays, musical theater works, or other performance works.

Deadline March 9, 2022
American Foreign Service Association 

Identify how members of the Foreign Service work with other civilian parts of the U.S. Government to promote peace, national security and economic prosperity.

Deadline April 6, 2020
Society of Professional Journalists &
Journalism Education Foundation Essay Contest

How can student journalists use social media for free speech and amplifying voices, but still ensure ethical and responsible use of the platforms?

Deadline February 22, 2022. 
Essays accepted starting November 2021.
The National WWII Museum

Consider Judge Jackson’s quote (found on contest website) and  explain what you feel the “grave responsibility” of justice means and why it is important for today and for how “history will judge us tomorrow.” 
*More essay details on website

Check back for application details.
Write an original ten-minute play and other performance pieces for entry. Finalists will see their plays performed as staged readings by SU Drama students.

Deadline February 9, 2022
Doodle for Google
Students are invited to create their own Google Doodle for the chance to have it featured on, as well as win some great scholarships and tech packages for their schools.

Check back for application details.
Vans Custom Culture
Embrace your creativity through art and design to bring attention to diminishing arts education budgets.
Customize blank Vans shoes (will be provided) around specific themes.
*Cash prizes, scholarships, and/or mentoring opportunities awarded. 
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Eric Knuth
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152