No Kid Hungry Art and Writing Contest for teens deadline is October 17

LOGO_medium (1)Take action against childhood hunger! Enter the Genweration No Kid Hungry art and writing contest and win scholarships and cash for your school!

This contest is open only to:

  • Legal residents of the United States who are in 7th through 12th grades at the time of entry.
  • Students’ parents/guardians or educators who are currently employed by an accredited public or private K–12 school in the United States must apply on behalf of eligible students.

Students must enter in one of the following four categories:

  1. Personal or persuasive essay, 500 to 2,000 words, double-spaced
  2. Poem
  3. Short story
  4. Short film (1 to

Win $1000 in the Ben Franklin & The Electric Fire Scholarship Competition

ben_franklin_electric_fire_640x392_extBenjamin Franklin was the first person to figure out how static electricity works. In his experiments, he used wax, glass tubes, and, of course, people. He had his subjects stand on wax, rub glass tubes, and touch each other, and he observed and recorded the sparks that flew. While Franklin called the sparks he saw “electric fire,” his notion that electricity was actually collected, not created, was an important step forward in our understanding.

In this contest, your filmmaking and special effects skills are needed to explain what’s happening when we experience static electricity and how important Ben Franklin’s breakthroughs …