Writing, Art Contests Now Open to Students

Three contests are now open for submissions—the Gaithersburg Book Festival’s poetry contest,  the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) essay contest, and Arc Maryland’s art contest.

The 2023 Gaithersburg Book Festival’s annual high school poetry contest is now open for submissions. This year’s theme is “Diversity or Inclusion.” To participate, students must be enrolled in grades 9-12. The deadline is midnight on Thursday, Feb. 23. First, second and third place winners will receive $250, $100 and $50 gift certificates, respectively.

Partners for Automated Vehicle Education’s (PAVE’s) essay contest encourages high school juniors and seniors to contemplate a future with automated vehicles, and to write about what this could mean for their communities. Learn more on the PAVE essay contest website. Submissions are due Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. The first place winner will receive $2,500; second place, $1,500 and third place, $1,000.

The Arc Maryland’s “Together We’re Better” program raises awareness of the value and importance of inclusion of students with disabilities. One component of the program is an art contest for elementary and middle school students. Submissions are due Friday, Jan. 6. Following the theme: “Unity Within Our Community,” students are asked to submit artwork that explores one or more of the following concepts:

  • Why it is important to have friends of all abilities.
  • What you have learned about yourself and others through this awareness campaign on how we are better together, or
  • What steps do you need to take to reach a fully inclusive culture in your school?

Learn more here.

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AC Milan Soccer Camp at Maryland Soccerplex

AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology of AC Milan directly from AC Milan coaches.

March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 2nd (Saturday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 3rd (Sunday) 10:30am -12pm and 3:30pm-5pm

Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841

Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit


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