Let’s Get Real! Practical Solutions to Real Business Problems

Let’s Get Real is an academic competition for all students in grades 6-12 to work on real business problems. Students may use problem-solving skills, work with their peers, and be introduced to the business world. Each team of students must consist of at least two members and no more than six. Every team must also have an adult coordinator. By September 15, 2001, teams can access the business problems at http://www. The adult coordinators may enter more than one team, and teams may submit solutions to more than one problem. There is no entry fee. Written solutions are due January 15, 2002. Teams can obtain an entry packet and more information at the above mentioned web site. This contest is also an opportunity for businesses to become involved with students. Interest in becoming a corporate sponsor for this contest or questions about entering a team should be sent to Dr. Dan Holt at

ACEKids Recipe Contest

ACEKids offers a web site for students, parents, and teachers who like to make learning fun. ACEKids is hosting a recipe contest that can be submitted by both students and adults. Contestants can enter recipes as often as twice a day. A winner is chosen every week depending on the number of entries or after 100 recipes have been received. The winning recipe will be posted on their web site. For more information and an entry form, visit

National Press and Photography Competitions

NSPA, the National Scholastic Press Association for high-school student publications, announces their Story of the Year competition in conjunction with the Los Angeles Times. They are looking for original stories about problems and situations affecting students. The first place winners from each category will compete for the $1,000 Brasler Prize. Secondly, NSPA and CNN Student Bureau are cosponsoring a Broadcast Story of the Year contest. In addition, NSPA and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) are hosting a Picture of the Year competition that distinguishes student photographers in four categories: news, feature, sports, and photo illustration. The deadline for the three competitions is September 2001. The above contests are free of charge to all NSPA member publications. Winners will be announced Fall 2001. For more information, visit

Weekly Quiz Contest

The Sheppard Software Company offers weekly cash prizes totaling $300 in three categories: (1) educational math including algebra and advanced algebra, (2) trivia, and (3) word quiz contests. New quiz sets are featured each week with $100 cash prize for each of the three contests. Software prizes are awarded for completing 10 or more quizzes in one of the three categories. The more quizzes completed the greater the chances for winning. Sheppard Software provides rules and tutorials for the contests on their web site. For more information, visit

Novel Contest

Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers announces their 20th annual, Delacorte Press Contest for first young adult novel. Manuscripts should be from 100-224 typewritten pages with a contemporary setting and suitable for readers ages 12-18. First prize is a book contract with Delacorte Press for a hardcover and a paperback edition. This award consists of $1,500 in cash and a $6,000 advance against royalties. No more than two manuscripts may be submitted. Submission must be postmarked after October 1, 2001 and no later than December 31, 2001. For more information, visit

Teenagers Poetry Contest is a web site that concentrates on bringing teens together to discuss and inform peers about topics that are relevant to them. It is ranked one of the top web sites visited by adolescents ages 13-19. is asking for original poems by teenagers for their poetry contest. The 10 best poems will be posted on their web site. The winner of the contest will receive a prize and be entered in their year-end contest. For more information, visit

Screenwriting Competition

American Dreamer Independent Filmworks, Inc. is having their Fourth Annual Screenwriting Competition. The purpose of this competition is to encourage new writers to pursue careers in screenwriting. There are several stages in the application process for submitting a script. First, send 10 pages of the script and a $30 fee. American Dreamer will respond within 30 days with corrections. After revisions have been made and resubmitted, contestants will have six months to send in the completed screenplay. There is no deadline and the winner receives $1,000 award. Contestants may submit a script if under 18 years of age with parent permission. For more information, visit

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