Bringing the World to Memphis Classrooms

While each of Memphis in May’s educational competitions are judged on differing criteria, every Memphis in May competition encourages a show of creativity and demonstrated knowledge of the honored country. Competitions are geared to specific age groups and grade levels, with involvement opportunities available for all grades.

Competitions are open to all students attending public, private, or home school within Shelby County, Tennessee. Applications are made available on the Memphis in May website as well as via mass mailings to schools. Judging committees are comprised of local educators, writers, and artists who kindly volunteer their time to examine entries. Competition winners are awarded certificates and cash prizes at an awards ceremony in the spring.

MICROSOFT BEST CLASSROOM COMPETITION

Memphis in May would like to recognize the outstanding teachers that utilize our programs to integrate our curriculum into their classroom activities. Without the support of our teachers, students wouldn’t have the opportunity to study a different country every year. So, we want to honor you and thank you for supporting our programs. If you use any of our tools in your classroom, Memphis in May will induct you as an Official International Classroom and provide you with a certificate to hang in your classroom. The more programs you integrate into your classroom the better chance you have at winning the grand prize of $1000. This is our way of thanking you for supporting Memphis in May because we couldn’t do it without your help! Click here to enter.

Powerpoint Presentation Competition Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to all the 2018 winners and a big thanks to each student who entered! Check below for this year's winners at each grade level.

Grades 6-8

1st Place
Jordan Clorina - St. Francis of Assisi

2nd Place
Remi Shaber - St. Francis of Assisi          

3rd Place
Madi Carter - St. Francis of Assisi

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Grades 9-12

1st Place
Erin Leal - Hutchinson School

2nd Place
Hazel Brady - Saint Agnes Academy

3rd Place
Phileta Jackson - Hollis F. Price Knowledge Quest

Creative Writing Competition Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to all the 2018 winners and a big thanks to each student who entered! Check below for this year's winners at each grade level.

Grades 4-5

1st Place
Zoe Bondi, Kaleb Phillips & Olive Erholtz - Libertas School of Memphis 

2nd Place
Nipun Rajan - Farmington Elementary

3rd Place
Allie Stein - Margolin Hebrew Academy

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Grades 6-8

1st Place
Sofia Baltz - St. Francis of Assisi

2nd Place
Mollie Butler - St. Francis of Assisi

3rd Place
Susan Zhang - Houston Middle School

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Grades 9-12

1st Place
Veronica Holmes - Overton High School

2nd Place
Angeline Tan - Bolton High School

3rd Place
Shridhar Athinarayanan - White Station High School

International Paper Children's Poster Winners

Jayne Cho Grand Prize Winner1

CONGRATULATIONS to all the 2018 winners and a big thanks to each student who entered! Check below for this year's winners at each grade level.

Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 International Paper Children's Poster Competition: Jayne Cho - Farmington Elementary

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Grades K-2

1st Place
Kate Hurdle - Briarcrest Christian School

2nd Place
Samarth Rajan - Farmington Elementary

3rd Place
Cora Pappas - Peabody Elementary

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Grades 3-4

1st Place
Bethany Chao - Bailey Station Elementary

2nd Place
Ishika Sen - Richland Elementary 

3rd Place
Shirlynna Chai - Crosswind Elementary

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Grades 5-6

1st Place
Jayne Cho - Farmington Elementary

2nd Place
Sarah Wang - Lakeland Middle Prep. School

3rd Place
Emily Zhang - Crosswind Elementary

Bluecross Blueshield World Cargo Crate

 The World Cargo Crate Photo Contest encourages teachers to use their cameras to capture special moments in their classrooms. The photographic entries portray special “learning moments” between the students, their teachers, and the unique items from the honored country. As most of these items are foreign to the students, their reactions of interest, surprise, and curiosity are clearly visible in the photos. The winning teacher receives a Memphis in May prize package for their classroom and the privilege of being the first to reserve the World Cargo Crate for the upcoming school year. The winning teachers and students also get to see their pictures displayed on the Memphis in May website as “the face” of the World Cargo Crate for the next year. Up to 5 photos may be submitted per entry, along with the teacher’s name and title, school name, school address, school phone number, and teacher’s email address.

Entries must be received by Friday, May 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Entries must be digital and may be submitted by email or on a CD to 56 S. Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103. For more information, contact education [at] memphisinmay [dot] org with any questions.

Download entry form here.

Sedgwick CMS International Teacher Competition

Now teachers have the chance to win alongside their students! Whether you always celebrate the honored country with Memphis in May, or whether you are considering incorporating Memphis in May into your classroom for the first time, this competition is for you. Memphis in May will recognize the teachers with the most outstanding “global classrooms,” teachers who utilize international programming to supplement their curriculum and introduce a foreign culture to their students. Sign up for and participate in one or more of Memphis in May’s education programs and events, complying with all the guidelines for that program. Participate in as many of the programs and events as possible to increase the international appeal of your classroom. Entries will not be judged solely on the quantity of Memphis in May activities, but rather the main criteria will be the educational impact, creative use of curriculum, and quality of the learning and educational activities in the classroom. Entries must be received by Friday, May 11, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Download entry form here.

Questions About Our Education Competitions?

For questions or information about any of our International Education Competitions, please email education [at] memphisinmay [dot] org.

Our Educational Program is proudly sponsored by TVA.

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