If you are a teenager (14 - 19 yrs old), we want to hear why your school ROCKS! We've asked students what they would change about their high school and how they would change it. We listened to their issues and now it's time to provide successful solutions on what is currently working in high schools across the nation. Here is your chance to help influence other schools and students worldwide! You have the power to make real positive change, just enter this contest and help make a difference. Remember, it only takes one small voice to make a huge difference!
How does it work?
** NOTE: Before submitting, please download the Contest Requirements Sheet for full details on how to submit your essay and video. **
Students are asked to choose from one of the five educational topics that we've gathered through the years from students' point of view. We've listened to the issues and now we want to hear about programs, clubs or what your school has done to help combat those issues. You will write an essay that states the issue that you chose, explains a personal story or example and most importantly, provides a detailed description of a successful program that is currently working in your school toward making your high school experience more valuable to you. A short video synopsis of your essay will accompany your submission. Energize Students will choose the top entries and then you'll be given the opportunity to vote for your favorite submissions during the voting period.
Topics * Bullying /
Meanness * Lack of career-related
courses * Use of technology in schools * Lack of college preparation * Teacher
evaluations & accountability
You must be registered to vote and may cast up to 3 votes per day for your favorite submission(s) during the voting period. Energize Students reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time to preserve the integrity of the contest if voting discrepancies occur. If you have questions, please review the FAQ.
Are there prizes?
Yes! Energize Students will award the winners with prize money. This is your opportunity to support your favorite submissions and programs with 1st place $800, 2nd place $500 and 3rd place $300 from Energize Students. For more details on the awards, please visit the Winners Page.
All submissions confirm that students have received parental consent to enter our "Why My School ROCKS" contest and that all students are between the ages of 14-19 year old at time of submitting. Those students who qualify for the voting period will be required to submit a completed Contest Consent Form by parent(s) or legal guardian(s).
All times are in Pacific Time.
Mon, Jan 20 2014 8:00 AM -
Mon, Mar 10 2014 8:00 AM
Mon, Mar 17 2014 8:00 AM -
Mon, Mar 24 2014 8:00 AM