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United States Capitol Historical Society's 2012 "Making Democracy Work" Student Essay Contest

Who: Students in two categories: Grades 6-8; and Grades 9-12
What: Essay of 600-800 words (grades 6-8), or 800-1,200 words (grades 9-12)
When: Essay must be postmarked by June 15, 2012
Prizes: First prize in each division of $1,000 plus a trip to Washington, DC; second prize of $500; third prize of $100

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Project Yellow Light Scholarship Opportunity

Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage other teens to develop and embrace safe driving habits. Specifically – don’t text and drive. Videos should be submitted by March 31, 2012.

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Be the Change – Student Video Contest

The Choices Program at Brown University invites students in grades 9-12 to create a 2-minute video detailing a global issue that matters to them and what they are doing to make a change in their school, neighborhood, or beyond. Entry period ends April 16, 2010.

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The Digital Democracy Contest

The Digital Democracy Contest is a free online game for high school social studies classes. First students learn how to navigate real online governmental data. Then they compete in teams to use this new skill. In the end, students can engage 21st Century government. It's the result of a MacArthur Young Innovator award and a partnership with the Sunlight Foundation.

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