Opportunities, Events and Contests (Lower Mainland)
A Conference for Parents & Others with Connections to Gifted/High Ability Learners
Featuring: Susan Daniels, Ph.D.
Dr. Daniels is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of creativity, visual learning and teaching, and gifted education. A Professor at Cal. State University San Bernardino, she is also Educational Director of a psychoeducational center that specializes in the needs of gifted,
creative, and twice-exceptional children.
Plus: Total ChaOS! for Grade 5-8 Students
And: Jabber-Wacky Mini-Camp – A Kids’ Program for Grades 2-5!
Deadline for Creative Communications essay contest
Non-fiction, 100-250 words. Free to enter, submit online
SFU Event: Go ENG Girl
The Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites girls (grades 7 – 10) and their parents/guardians to learn more about the wonderful world of engineering.
Odyssey of the Mind Awareness Session
Session will take place at Montecito Elementary. Contact Holly Lloyd at email@example.com to find out more information.
Teen Ink magazine has contests in a number of areas with entries accepted all year: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cover art, environmental issues, travel and culture http://www.teenink.com/Contests
One Teen Story writing contest is looking for great short stories written for the young adult audience ages 13 and up. These stories should deal with the teen experience (issues of identity, friendship, family, coming-of-age, etc.) and should be geared primarily toward an audience of teen readers
Daily Fig: Writing contests; new ones are posted all the time. http://dailyfig.figment.com/category/contests/
Café Scientifique: a series of informal discussions connecting research to important health-related issues of interest to the community. Enjoy light snacks and refreshments while engaging with cutting-edge, award-winning researchers from Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Faculty of Science.
Vancouver Public Library’s contests for teens – includes short story contests, short film contests, and more
Deadline for Creative Communications poetry contest
Poems must be 21 lines or less on any topic. Free to enter, submit online https://www.poeticpower.com/index.php?page=enter-poetry-contest
Deadline for submissions to the John Lennon Song-writing Contest
UBC Physics Olympics
Every year teams from high schools across British Columbia will compete for medals in 6 science events. A team is nominally 5 students, but different students can participate in different events, and fewer than 5 students is also OK. So the team could be from 1-30 students.
Information becomes available for Future Science Leaders program at Science World
“Inspiring and challenging top students to excel in science and innovation…” Students connect with a powerful peer network of future science leaders, taken from BC’s most talented students. With the experiences and lessons of the Future Science Leaders, we expect that they will also connect with students of their calibre from around the world. Future Science Leaders students meet and learn from BC’s top science and technology and business leaders. Each week, students participate in innovative learning and skill building activities after learning of cutting edge research, academic theory and industry opportunities.
Events held by the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC
Science Rendezvous – SFU: the largest science festival in Canada that seeks to engage the public through interactive science activities, demonstrations, and laboratory experiences at various locations across Canada every year on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Each year, SFU participates in this event with a full day full of exciting things to see and do, including interactive activities, science shows, educational demonstrations, and explorations.
Submission deadline for Reel Youth Film Festival entries
All submissions must: 1) be made by people 19 years old and younger, 2) be under 10 minutes (including titles and credits), 3) be original video (video you shot yourself) or have permission to use, and 4) have original music or music you have permission from the artist to use.