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.

Applications will be available soon! 

MICROSOFT BEST CLASSROOM COMPETITION

2017 Microsoft Best Colombian Classroom Competition Winner

Teacher’s name: Cesar Salazar
Grade: Middle School Spanish
School: Hutchison School

Congratulation to Sr. Salazar’s fifth and sixth grade class from Hutchison School for winning the 2017 Microsoft Best Colombian Classroom Competition! This competition is a fun way for teachers to incorporate Colombia into their classroom by involving their students in decorating the classroom with a theme based on the honored country. To participate, teachers submit photos of how they celebrated Colombia in their classroom. The winning teacher is awarded a $1,000 cash prize.

Don’t miss out on your chance to win! Get all the info for the 2018 Memphis in May education competitions from our newsletters. Contact education [at] memphisinmay [dot] org to make sure you’re on the email list! The first newsletter will be sent out in the fall. 

Powerpoint Presentation Competition

CONGRATULATIONS to all the 2017 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
Erin Leal - Hutchinson School

2nd Place
Julia Judaken - Bornblum Jewish Community School           

3rd Place
Ilana Kuliyeva - Bornblum Jewish Community School

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Grades 9-12

1st Place
Cameron Taylor - Bowie Reading and Learning Center

2nd Place
Thomas Lee Bell - Bowie Reading and Learning Center

3rd Place
Antekia Nicole Ellis - Bowie Reading and Learning Center 

Creative Writing Competition

CONGRATULATIONS to all the 2017 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
Nipun Rajan - Farmington Elementary 

2nd Place
Katalin Tucker - Treadwell Elementary

3rd Place
Kelia Ramos - Treadwell Elementary

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Grades 6-8

1st Place
Amrutha Kosanam - White Station Middle

2nd Place
Laura Schaffler - St. Francis of Assisi

3rd Place
Emma Hofer - St. Francis of Assisi

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Grades 9-12

1st Place
Samantha Tancredi - Hutchinson School

International Paper Children's Poster

Childrens Poster

CONGRATULATIONS to all the 2017 winners and a big thanks to each student who entered! Check below for this year's winners at each grade level.

Grand Prize Winner - Lauren Yang of Grahamwood Elementary School

Grades K-2

1st Place
Lucy Underwood - Riverdale Elementary

2nd Place
Ryan Monroy - Willow Oaks Elementary

3rd Place
Kaashvi Bhal - Farmington Elementary

Grades 3-4

1st Place
Naomi Betapudi - Evangelical Christian School

2nd Place
Maitea Dervaux-Fitzgerald - Idlewild Elementary 

3rd Place
Isiah Thomas Nolan - Immaculate Conception

Grades 5-6

1st Place
Lauren Yang - Grahamwood Elementary

2nd Place
Sarah Moon - Woodland Presbyterian

3rd Place
Andrew Xu - Presbyterian Day School

BlueCross BlueShield World Cargo Crate Photo Contest

2017 World Cargo Crate Photo Contest Winner

Teacher’s name: Binh Doan
Grade: 2nd
School: Aurora Collegiate Academy

This competition encourages teachers to use their camera to capture very 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 in the World Cargo Crate are foreign to the students, photos submitted capture their reactions of interest, surprise, and curiosity. The winning teacher receives a Memphis in May prize package for his/her 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. Congratulations to Binh Doan from Aurora Collegiate Academy for winning this year’s competition! (photo courtesy of Binh Doan)

Don’t miss out on your chance to win! Get all the info for the 2018 education competitions from our Memphis in May newsletters. Contact education [at] memphisinmay [dot] org to make sure you’re on the email list! The first newsletter will be sent out in the fall.

SEDGWICK INTERNATIONAL TEACHER COMPETITION

2017 Sedgwick International Teacher Competition Winner

Teacher’s name: Gwendolyn Joyner
Grades: 9-12
School: Shrine School

The winner for the 2017 Sedgwick International Teacher Competition is Gwendolyn Joyner from Shrine School. Memphis in May recognizes 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. The International Teacher Competition gives teachers the chance to win alongside their students! The Grand Prize Winner receives $1,000.

Don’t miss out on your chance to win! Get all the info for the 2018 Memphis in May education competitions from our newsletters. Contact education [at] memphisinmay [dot] org to make sure you’re on the email list! The first newsletter will be sent out in the fall. 

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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