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Last Chance to Participate in the Silicon Valley Reads Multimedia Contest

February 2021

It’s not too late! February 28 marks the last day for submissions to the Silicon Valley Reads Multimedia Contest. The theme for this year’s contest is “Connecting...relationships, art, music, books, nature, food and animals,” and students in K-12th grade are invited to enter.

Use your experiences and research to create a multimedia project. (i.e., digital poster, traditional poster, poem/spoken word, etc.). 

Grades: TK-5: Connecting Community through Art 

  1. Create a mural for your community. It must contain:
    1. At least one image
    2. A famous quote about building community and connectedness
    3. The reason why your chose that quote 
    4. A reflection on how we can continue to build community
  2. Any medium may be used (crayon, paint, pencil, marker, digital art, photographs).
  3. Please submit 1 product per student.
  4. Include a bibliography of your sources  

Grades 6-12: Connecting to Your True Self through Poetry 

  1. Choose a type of poem to tell your story. It must contain:
    1. At least one image
    2. An event or experience that helped define who you are
    3. A point of view and/or dialogue
    4. Precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events
    5. A reflection on your experience
    6. Statement of the impact of your experience
  2. Any medium may be used (crayon, paint, pencil, marker, digital art, photographs).
  3. Please submit 1 product per student.
  4. Include a bibliography of your sources using proper MLA or Chicago style citation.

Register for the contest online.  A panel will select winners by grade span (K-5, 6-8, 9-12) for first, second, and third-place prizes of $150, $100, and $50 respectively. 

Visit the Silicon Valley Reads website for more opportunities to get involved with coloring sessions, author visits, storytimes, book clubs, and other fun activities.