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Law Day Contest

law day contest

The Oklahoma Bar Association is celebrating Law Day with its annual art and writing contests for all Oklahoma students. Coloring sheets for pre-K and kindergarteners, along with writing and art prompts for 1st through 12th graders are available at Winners will receive awards and cash prizes, and all participants will receive a certificate to recognize their hard work. Submit entries by Jan. 13 to the Law Day Committee, P.O. Box 53036, Oklahoma City, OK 73152. 

More information about Law Day is available on the OBA website at


OKCTE Young Writers Contest

OKCTE contest

OKCTE is looking forward to reading your writers' work. The deadline is just after the winter break, January 15, 2023. The few weeks leading into the holiday break are a good time to revise writing from August through December to ready an original piece for the anthology!

Details here.

Oklahoma Writing Project contest

OKWP contest

Oklahoma Writing Project is accepting entries to their 2023 annual Write to Win! Statewide Writing Contest open to students and teachers. 

Each teacher can enter up to 15 student manuscripts, and there is no entry fee. No student may have more than two pieces entered, total, and only one per genre. Teachers may enter two pieces, only one per genre.

More details, including a contest flyer, are available on their website.

OKC National Memorial Museum Essay Contest


The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum’s 22nd Annual Student Essay Contest is here!

Instead of letting the horrific act of violence on April 19, 1995, divide us, it brought people together. It demonstrated the importance of finding common ground among a diversity of opinions—a hallmark of the democratic process in the United States. The power of peaceful, civic engagement overcame the choice to use violence to affect change. 

The essay committee at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is deeply interested in hearing what students, grades 5-12, think about the benefits and challenges of a non-violent, democratic society.

The contest is open to all public, private, parochial or home-schooled students in grades 5-12. Submissions are due February 27, 2023. Prizes range from $50 to $1000.

More details: Essay Contest – Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum (

Holocaust Education Opportunity

Interested in shaping engaging lessons that can inspire students to think critically about the Holocaust and their own roles and responsibilities today?

Would you like to inform the development of free resources that use first hand accounts, video interviews, and unique primary source materials to encourage students to learn how and why the Holocaust happened?

Join the cohort of teachers helping to make a difference!

What are my responsibilities?

  • Use 2+ lessons in your classroom developed by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    • You select the lessons (see below)
    • Applied Curiosity Research (ACR) will provide all materials
  • Share your feedback through virtual logs and an interview after the lessons
  • Additional feedback options (not required) may include student surveys, student focus groups, and classroom visits 

What support will I receive?*

  • When selected, ACR will send you an electronic $50 gift card of your choice.
  • All lesson materials are provided; you will not need to develop anything. We will send a Technical Assistance page to support implementation and will be available for all questions.
  • After the interview and lessons ACR will provide you a $300 honorarium to compensate you for your time and expert feedback. 
  • Additional honorariums may be available if you agree to host/support:
    • Classroom observations and student focus groups ($75)
    • Student surveys ($75)
  • ACR will donate $250 to your school as a thank you for your participation in this project 

*Depending on your district's policy about teacher compensation and research participation.

Next steps?

  • Complete the Teacher Interest Form: [Click Here to Access Form]. You are not committing to anything, just letting us know you’re interested. We'll reach out with the next steps.
  • Review additional information. Below is additional project information and a list of all the lessons you can choose from.

Detailed Project Information

About the Museum: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.  It carries out multifaceted programs including exhibitions, research, collecting, creation and distribution of educational materials and professional learning for educators, as well as public programming designed to enhance understanding of the Holocaust and related issues.  The Museum is working to keep Holocaust memory alive while inspiring citizens and leaders to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

About the Lessons: The Museum has developed curriculum resources for secondary teachers and classrooms across the country using the materials in the Museum's collections. The Museum is interested in revising and expanding these resources and lesson plans to ensure that the full set of lessons:

  • Encourage students to think about how and why the Holocaust happened using first hand accounts, video interviews and primary source materials.
  • Are meeting desired learning goals.
  • Align to best practices in critical thinking and inquiry-based learning.
  • Are feasible for teachers to implement in a variety of classroom settings.

About the project. We’re looking for 48 teachers from across the country to collect diverse perspectives and feedback about these materials! 

  • You pick the lessons that will work with your curriculum. 
  • The implementation period is flexible, but we’re asking to teach the lessons between February and June. 

More information:

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Writing Prompt

We experience the holiday season with all five senses. Pick a holiday memory or tradition and describe it for five minutes, one minute for each sense.

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