Bringing Memphis to Classrooms in 2019!

Education Competitions encourage creativity and learning about the honored city among Memphis-area students. Competitions are open to students within the Shelby County schools, private schools and home schools. Categories include: PowerPoint, Creative Writing and International Poster Art. 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 city. Competitions are geared to specific age groups and grade levels, with involvement opportunities available for all grades.

*New This Year
The International Paper Children’s Poster Competition will be open to grades K-12! We want every student to have the opportunity to showcase their city!

BEST CLASSROOM COMPETITION

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Teachers, you can win $1,000 just by incorporating the honored city of Memphis into your classroom. Involve the students in your classroom or grade level in classroom decorations and activities with a theme based on this exciting city. Fill your classroom (and your students’ minds) with images of Memphis culture. Participation is simple! Just incorporate a combination of Memphis in May resources into your classroom. It is very east to get started

Entries must be received by Friday, May 10, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Register your classroom here: http://bit.ly/MIMClassroom

Powerpoint Presentation Competition Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to all the 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
Ryleigh Deeley- St. Francis of Assisi

2nd Place
Salahaddin Hade- Appling Middle School

3rd Place
Vina Vedala- St. Francis of Assisi

 

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Grades 9-12

1st Place
Greg Howard- Bowie Reading & Learning Center

2nd Place
Gabriel Herberth- Bowie Reading & Learning Center

3rd Place
Hoang Trinh- Overton High School

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
Feild Owen- Presbyterian Day School

2nd Place
Maddox Giel- Presbyterian Day School

3rd Place
Atara Harris- Margolin Hebrew Academy

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Grades 6-8

1st Place
Madeline Wade- St. Francis of Assisi

2nd Place
Gigi Claus- St. Francis of Assisi

3rd Place
Cara Pirani- St. Francis of Assisi

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Grades 9-12

1st Place
Katie Wiener Hutchison School

2nd Place
Susan Zhang- Houston High School

3rd Place
Katherine McCandless- Hutchison School

 

International Paper Children's Poster Winners

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CONGRATULATIONS to all the 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 International Paper Children's Poster Competition: Eagan Smith- Houston High School

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Grades K-2

1st Place
Medha Gajula- Grahamwood Elementary

2nd Place
Samarth Rajan - Farmington Elementary

3rd Place
Audrey Cox- Riverdale School

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Grades 3-4

1st Place
Ella Liu- Crosswind Elementary

2nd Place
Christina Moon- St. Mary’s Episcopal

3rd Place
Sanvi Acharya- Bailey Station Elementary

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Grades 5-6

1st Place
Naomi Betapudi

2nd Place
Luke Meng- Dogwood Elementary

3rd Place
Henry Tang- Richland Elementary

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Grades 7-8

1st Place
Kathy Lam- Colonial Middle School

2nd Place
Lillian Hollandsworth- Riverdale School

3rd Place
Cela Mortenson- Colonial Middle School

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Grades 9-12

1st Place
Eagan Smith- Houston High School

2nd Place
Lingyu Li- White Station High School

3rd Place
Sarah Wright- Kolbe Academy Homeschool

The CN World Cargo Crate Photo Contest

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The CN 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 city. 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 17, 2019 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.

Download entry form here.

Sedgwick CMS International Teacher Competition

Now teachers have the chance to win alongside their students! Whether you always participate in our programs, 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 classrooms, teachers who utilize Memphis in May’s programming to supplement their curriculum and introduce local 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 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 10, 2019 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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