With cash prizes up to $5,000, The ArtEffect Project recognizes student art projects that creatively interpret an Unsung Hero story through a visual arts project, short narrative film, play, or creative story. The ArtEffect Project is open to U.S. and international students in grades 6-12 and has a deadline of February 15, 2018. More info and a free 10 step art lesson plan can be found HERE.
With cash prizes up to $7,500, the Discovery Award recognizes student projects that celebrate Unsung Heroes from history uncovered through student research and creatively presented in a student-produced documentary film, play, or website. The Discovery Award is open to U.S. and international students in grades 4-12 and has a deadline of July 1, 2018. More info can be found HERE.
Both competitions are free to enter and offer a number of unrestricted cash prizes. But the real prize of these projects is invaluable—namely, that they are academically rigorous while simultaneously building character, civic participation, and a sense of shared humanity amongst young people.