If you have a passion for creating, it’s fun to find opportunities to be recognized for your work. We hunted around for contests you can enter this spring to show off your talents as an artist, writer or inventor. So tap into your creative side, and you may just get a reward.
What you need to do: The Young Scientist Challenge asks kids to make a one- to two-minute video about a unique solution to an everyday problem.
Who can enter: Students in grades five through eight.
What you can win: Grand prize is $25,000; $1,000 for 10 finalists.
How to enter: Download the entry form at youngscientistlab.com and submit it by April 19.
What you need to do: TV station WETA asks kids to write an original story, poem or piece of nonfiction beginning with “I walked out into my neighborhood and . . .”
Who can enter: Students in kindergarten through third grade in Northern Virginia, Washington and Maryland. There will be three winners at each grade level.
What you can win: Each grade level’s first-place winner’s story will be made into a book.
How to enter: Download the entry form at weta.org/kids/write and submit it by April 17.
What you need to do: Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation sponsors a yearly Science Without Borders Challenge. This year, kids and teens are asked to create a piece of art that shows “Why Coral Reefs Matter.”
Who can enter: Ages 11 to 19.
What you can win: First place, $500; second place, $350; third place, $200.
How to enter: Complete the entry form at wapo.st/ScienceWithoutBorders and submit it by April 23.