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  1. Hi!

    We have three contests that we would be delighted to see on your website. Each year we have several homeschoolers accepted in our contests and we admire their impressive work. The following is information on each contest, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

    Art Contest
    Students submit a digital photo of any art (other than photography) and submit it online at http://www.celebratingart.com. Two contests each year — Next deadline is April 3rd. There are 10 winners in each grade division of K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 who will receive $25 and a full color book that includes their art. Other artists of merit will be invited to be published. There are no costs to enter or to be published. Open to all students in the US and Canada. Each year we have several home schoolers who are among our national winners.

    Poetry Contest
    Students submit one poem 21 lines on any topic and submit it online at http://www.poeticpower.com or mail it to Creative Communication, 159 North Main Street, Smithfield, UT 84335. Three contests each year with upcoming deadlines of April 12 and August 15. There are 10 winners in each grade division of K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 who will receive $25 and a book that includes their poem. Other writers of merit will be invited to be published. There are no costs to enter or to be published.
    Our website at http://www.poeticpower.com also includes a database that is divided by grade and subject and contains over 1000 lesson plans on how to teach poetry. You can also subscribe to our newsletter with tips on teaching poetry.

    Essay Contest
    Students submit one non-fiction essay, 250 words or less on any topic and submit it online at http://www.poeticpower.com or mail it to Creative Communication, 159 North Main Street, Smithfield, UT 84335. Three contests each year with upcoming deadlines of Feb 15 and July 18. There are 10 winners in each grade division of 3-6, 7-9, 10-12 who will receive $25 and a book that includes their essay. Other writers of merit will be invited to be published. There are no costs to enter or to be published.

    Thank you again!!

  2. Thaks, good n nice?

  3. I’m sending you the Awesome Blog Content Award because having been a homeschooling mama at one point I absolutely appreciate your efforts towards education coming from the heart, which is the home.
    Happy Pages,
    CricketMuse

    • CricketMuse,

      Thanks so much for your encouraging words, they really mean a lot to me. As I am sure you know, some days are better than others but above all we try to have fun while we are learning.

      Allia

  4. I love your commitment to educating and I share your desire to make learning fun and inspiring. I only wish all educators felt the same way as you. I will be following you with interest to see if I can use your ideas to inspire my children. Thanks.

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