Bringing Colombia to Memphis Classrooms in 2017

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 2

All Grades and Subject Areas

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! Entry deadline is Friday, May 12th at 5:00 p.m.

Get started now. Register HERE.

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

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Grades K-2

1st Place
Lucy Underwood - Riverdale Elementary

2nd Place
Ryan Monroy - Willow Oaks Elementary

3rd Place
Kaashvi Bhal - Farmington Elementary

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Grades 3-4

1st Place
Naomi Betapudi - Evangelical Christian School

2nd Place
Maitea Dervaux-Fitzgerald - Idlewild Elementary 

3rd Place
Isiah Thomas Nolan - Immaculate Conception

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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

In 2009, Memphis in May added a new school competition – the World Cargo Crate Photo Contest. 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 are foreign to the students, their reactions of interest, surprise, and curiosity are clearly visible in the photos. The winning teacher receives the privilege of being the first to reserve the World Cargo Crate for the upcoming school year, along with a Memphis in May prize package. 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.

To Enter the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee World Cargo Crate Photo Contest

Each classroom may enter up to five photos of their students with the World Cargo Crate items. Each entry must also provide the following information: teacher’s name and title, school name, school phone number, school address, teacher’s evening phone number and email address (Teachers have the option of also submitting a title for each photo.). The contest is open to any public or private elementary, middle, or high school within Shelby County. All photos and accompanying information must be digital and either emailed to:

CKirby [at] memphisinmay [dot] org or mailed/brought on a CD to:
BCBS World Cargo Crate Photo Contest
56 S Front St.
Memphis, TN 38103

Entry deadline is 5:00pm on Friday, May 19, 2017.

One entry of a maximum five photos allowed per teacher/classroom.

Learn more about the World Cargo Crate and request one for your school here.

SEDGWICK INTERNATIONAL TEACHER COMPETITION

All Grades and Subject Areas

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.

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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