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mark your calendar with these June-September registration deadlines for selected academic competitions. View websites for competition format, dates, and fees. JUNE 1 JULY 27 The Solar Car Challenge-teams of high school students design, engineer, build, evaluate, and race roadworthy solar cars. www.solarcarchallenge. org/challenge 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program- teams of students ages 14-19 evaluate wildliferelated subjects and write rural and urban wildlife management plans. Students ages 8-13 can participate at the state level only. JUNE 10 SEPTEMBER 15 Torrance Legacy Creative Writing Awards- Students in grades 2-12 submit their best poetry and short stories. FIRST LEGO League-using lego mindstorms™ kits, teams of students ages 9-14 build robots to meet the year's challenge (2014: World Class) and then compete at the local and state level. (Students ages 6-9 may participate in Jr. Fll.) SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 23 Odyssey of the Mind-Schools or community groups register teams of up to seven students in kindergarten through college. packets with rules and problems are mailed in late August/early September to coaches of registered teams. visit your state's om website to find registration deadlines for regional competitions. National Junior Horticultural Association Environmental Awareness Project-individuals or groups of students ages 15-18 submit a written report about a project they've completed to improve the environment in an ecologically sensitive manner. projects_envaware International Graphic Arts Education Association Gutenberg Award-Students in grade 7 through college submit entries from photography, print graphics, or website. United States Academic Decathlon-Schools register teams of nine students in grades 9-12 for this themed competition (2014-2015: New Alternatives in energy: ingenuity and innovation). State deadlines vary; see website for details. SEPTEMBER 30 JULY 2 USA Computing Olympiad-Students in grades 9-12 register online for programming contests held in fall, winter, and spring. JUNE 15 Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People-young people from around the world elaborate on a theme (2014: my Role as a Citizen of earth), expressing their vision for the future and including examples of studies they would like to engage in. english/activities/programs/1401.html NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines-Judges evaluate and rank middle and high school literary magazines. JULY 7 The Nation Student Writing Contest-(submission deadline) High school students submit an essay of 800 words or less in response to an annual question (2013: it's clear that the political system in the u.S. isn't working for many. if you had to pick one root cause underlying our broken politics, what would it be and why?). blog/174560/2013-nation-student-writingcontest# 46 imagine AUGUST 15 U.S. Senate Youth Program-each state nominates two delegates and alternates in grades 11-12 who are elected student leaders. State deadlines vary; see website for details. SEPTEMBER 12 Japan Media Festival-(submission deadline) Amateurs and professionals submit works including interactive art, video, websites, games, animation, and comics. Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology-As individuals or as members of two- or three-person teams, high school students submit research projects in one of 19 categories. State of the Art word wise solution (from page 37) Solution: O B E S E M O D E L A N G E L S H I H A N E L K S E M S O U E N D N E E D S E U T F T O I N O G I L A S P S K I H E X T I M C E A H Y E C O U R S R E B A G A T E N E T S E D U S I N C D E E S R G R E A R E C T E D E R I S H A D A D E L I A L O S E T A I T S G E N R E may/Jun 2014 iStoCk Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest- intergenerational teams of two or more people submit entries in dance, essay, photo, poetry, or songwriting that express their sense of wonder about the natural environment. aging/carson

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - May/June 2014

Big Picture
In My Own Words
Imagine, Design, Build
A Schematic of the Possible
My Life as an Architect
Blueprint for the Future
DesertSol: A Model of Sustainability
Across Space and Time
The Art of Summer
Selected Opportunities & Resources
A Digital Canvas
Rising to the Technovation Challenge
Off the Shelf
Word Wise
Exploring Career Options
One Step Ahead
Planning Ahead for College
Students Review
Creative Minds Imagine
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - May/June 2014