The theme of this year’s competition is “My Carroll County Value”
Eligibility and Competition Levels
All students in Carroll County Public Schools are eligible to compete. There are three separate competition categories: Elementary, Middle, and High School.
All submissions must be received by the judging committee no later than Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Please mail or drop off your submissions at: Ellin Law Office, 154 Westminster Pike, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Elementary students (grades 1-5) should submit an art project that illustrates a value that is important to themselves and their family. Pick one value important to you and your family and have fun telling us about it! All forms of artistic expression are encouraged.
Middle School students (grades 6-8) should identify a value important to themselves and their family and prepare an audiovisual, written, or lyrical submission. Suggestions include but are not limited to a short (30 second) video infomercial; a mock editorial for a newspaper; or an original song or skit, recorded on audio- or video-tape.
High School students (grades 9-12) should identify a value important to themselves and their family and submit a project related to Protecting that value. All forms of expression are encouraged. Suggestions include but are not limited to using STEM training to design a science or engineering project; researching how to write a bill and prepare a mock piece of legislation; using programming or animation software to demonstrate your ideas; or initiating a community project, and writing a description explaining what you did, who participated and what was the outcome of the event.
There are no limits to how to use your talents. Be creative. Have fun.
Students may work individually or in groups.
All entrants are winners because of the hard work and effort put into their projects. All entrants will receive a Certificate of Participation, a “Protect Carroll County Values” t-shirt, and an invitation to a pizza-party awards ceremony.
Ten (10) winning applicants overall will be selected. Each will receive a cash prize for themselves and a cash prize for their school. Winners will be announced the last week in April.
Elementary Level: Four (4) winners will receive $50 each. Each student’s school will also receive $200.
Middle School Level: Four (4) winners will receive $50 each. Each student’s school will also receive $200.
High School Level: Two (2) winners will receive $250 each. Each student’s school will also receive $250.
All winning and runner-up entries will be on public display at local Carroll County libraries for the month of May, 2018.