Vote for the Oregon Reader's Choice Award (ORCA)
watch (and listen to) the "prezis" for each of the divisions
you must read at least two of the nominees to vote; voting will take place during Humanities on Thursday, March 21, 2013

//Moment Magazine// Publish-a-Kid
Sponsor: Moment Magazine
Topic: Book Review (of a book from the list)
Prize: Published in Moment Magazine and other prizes
Deadline: February 15, 2013

Breaking Barriers
Sponsor: National Baseball League and Scholastic Books
Topic: Essay describing how you have used Jackie Robinson's values to face your own barriers in life.
Prize: A Trip to the Baseball All-Star Game (July in New York)
Deadline: March 14, 2013

Letters About Literature
Sponsor: Center for the Book in the Library of Congress
Topic: Write a personal letter to an author you admire of whose work inspired you.
Prize: $1,000 cash award at the national level
Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2013

National Bullying Prevention Month Essay Contest
Sponsor: Charles Lafitte Foundation
Topic: Read one of two books (Out of My Mind or Bystander) and write about how the actions of the characters in the story – either good or bad – impact the lives of others who are “different.”
Prize: Kindle Paperwhite for you; $1000 for the school library
Deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2012

Make a Poster
Sponsor: Voices & Visions (connecting Jewish art, thought and people)
Topic: How Would You Make the World a Better Place
Prize: iPad
Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2012