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NYT opens 2nd annual narrative writing contest

Last year's narrative writing contest from the New York Times was so successful that they're running it again. Deadline: Nov. 17.

Saturn has the most moons. Wanna name them?

20 new moons were discovered around Saturn, now the planet with the most moons. Contest to name the new ones.

Vote for the Illinois Tollway H.S. cover art contest

The Illinois Tollway sponsors an art contest every year, with cover art for the tollway's map coming from Illinois high school students. VOTE.

2 art winners in 1st Amendment freedoms contest

The Anti-Defamation League & other Chicago organizations announced winners of an art & essay contest covering 1st Amendment freedoms.

Elementary kids code a robot into space

A contest asks elementary students (ages 6–11) to program a robot for a space mission. Grand prize: a STEM field trip to Calif.

Intel drops sponsorship of Science Talent Search

Intel, the company whose name is probably on your computer, has dropped its sponsorship of the Science Talent Search. Who will be next?

Writing contest, $400 top prize, for students

We announce a writing contest, open to public school students in Md. and IL, about athletics and standardized tests.

2 IL winners among NYT letter writers

Among the winners of the NYT's letter-writing contest were 2 from the Chicago area about stay-at-home moms and trains.

Md. History Day winners advance to nationals

Winning Md. students will present their history projects at the National History Day contest in June. Several special prizes were handed out.

Lincoln-Way North student wins IL tollway art contest

Crystal Thorns, a senior at Lincoln-Way North High School in Frankfort, won the grand prize in the 2014 Illinois Tollway map cover art contest.