4Humanities “Shout Out For the Humanities” Student Prize Contest

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4Humanities.org announced its student prize contest last week. An excerpt of the details on the student prize contest are listed below:

“4Humanities.org announces its Shout Out For the Humanities student prize contest. Prizes are offered for best undergraduate (1st prize: US $1,000 – 2nd: $700 – 3rd: $300) and best graduate student (1st prize: US $1,000 – 2nd: $700 – 3rd: $300) submissions by students from any nation, working individually or in teams, that speak up for the value of the humanities in today’s society. 4Humanities wants to showcase student ideas and voices on such questions as: * Why is studying the humanities–e.g., history, literature, languages, philosophy, art history, media history, and culture–important to you? * To society? * How would you convince your parents, an employer, a politician, or others that there is value in learning the humanities?

Submissions will be judged by an international panel of distinguished judges for message, quality, and impact no matter the medium or format. Possible submissions include: essay (less than 2,000 words), video, digital work, poster, cartoon, song, art, short story, interview. (See Contest Kit for ideas, resources, and tools.) Submissions are due March 1, 2016.

Students may enter the contest as individuals or teams if they are currently enrolled in an institution of higher education or graduated no more than two years beyond the contest submission deadline.

Prize winners will and their submissions will be featured on the 4Humanities site; and 4Humanities will also showcase many other student submissions.”

Additionally, you can download and print the contest flyer from their website and request a printed contest flyer (11.5×17 inches) at contest@4humanities.org.

If you would like to host a Creativity Contest Workshop for your students, you can use the 4Humanities.org Contest Kit. An excerpt on that contest kit is below:

“Organize a local “creativity workshop” for your students to launch submissions for the contest. This could be an innovative way to bring your students together with your faculty in a roll-up-your-sleeves way to work together on an expansive, important problem that can inspire concrete projects.  Think of this as a kind of hands-on seminar.

Use our Contest Kit to get your students going. The kit includes quick definitions of the humanities and suggestions for formats, resources, and production tools—including digital tools. Or provide your own ideas and materials for your students.”

We look forward to seeing how this contest unfolds!

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