Community Contests

  • Community agencies, businesses, and organizations have continued sponsoring contests and activities for Houston Independent School District students this year. These contests enhance and enrich our students' learning opportunities and allow them to nurture their talents and interests. Although the contests and activities are voluntary on the part of the teachers and students, we strongly encourage teachers to inform their students about these opportunities and provide help with their participation.

    The current of community sponsored contests and activities is available on the database below. Important information for each contest and activity is provided including the contact person's information. Request additional information about the contests and activities from the appropriate contact person listed.

  • All interested organizations may complete and submit a contest application to sponsor a contest in HISD.  Information for new contests will be made available to the schools online once approved.


    Community-Sponsored Contest Database

    • All
    • CASE for Kids, a division of Harris County Department of Education
    • Chemical Educational Foundation
    • City of Houston
    • Education in Action
    • Fire Museum of Houston
    • Greater Houston Dental Society
    • Gulen Institute
    • Houston Bar Association
    • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
    • Houston Public Media (formerly HoustonPBS) (Houston Public Media Foundation)
    • Houston Rockets
    • Houston Texans
    • Odyssey of the Mind
    • Raindrop Foundation
    • Recipe for Success Foundation
    • Sister Cities of Houston
    • Society for the Performing Arts
    • All
    • Be Fit
    • Chess tournament
    • Dental Health Month Poster Contest
    • Energy City of the Future
    • Essay and Photography Contest in connection with Law Day
    • Fire Safety Poster Contest
    • Garden Haikus Earth Day Contest
    • Gatorade Junior Training Camp
    • Gulen Institute Youth Platform
    • Houston Public Media Spelling Bee
    • Lone Star Leadership Academy
    • My Favorite Holiday Food Writing Story Contest
    • Odyssey of the Mind
    • Public Service Recognition Week Essay Contest
    • Read Nation
    • School Art Program
    • School Art Quick Draw Contest
    • Turkish Culture and Language Olympiad Art Contest
    • VegOut!
    • Wells Fargo Student Art Contest
    • You Be The Chemist Challenge
    • Young Artists/Authors Showcase
    • All
    • 14-Feb-15
    • 2 days, December 15, 2014 (Deadline)
    • 8-Jan-15
    • April 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014
    • April 1, 2014-April 30, 2014
    • Art submissions deadline is 4pm, Saturday, October 4, 2014. Notification of winners will be by 4pm, Saturday, October 18th, 2014
    • Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015
    • Each residential Lone Star Leadership Academy camp is one week long, Sunday-Friday, June 7, 2015-July 31, 2015
    • Each school sets its own timeframe; Contest opens on August 14, 2014; Each school must conduct its bee and report its school spelling champion by January 16, 2015.
    • Entry Deadline is March 30, 2015
    • January � February, 2015 (dates pending announcement from Sister Cities International, March 2015)
    • March 1, 2014 - March 31, 2014
    • October 18, 2014 - Competition Rules available at the Energy Day Festival; February 21, 2014 - Finals Competition at U of H
    • October 6, 2014 (Teacher Workshop), February 12, 2015 (Art Contest Submission Deadline), February 28, 2015 (Awards Ceremony), April 2015 (Exhibition)
    • Preparation time varies, March 7. 2015 (Regional)
    • Schools prepare posters: Decemember/January; Submit entries by Friday, January 30, 2015 to GHDS February 2014 is Dental Health Month
    • September 2014 - May 2015
    • September 22, 2014 - October 22, 2014
    • September-June, varies
    • sometime in September
    • Submission deadline: December 19, 2014, Winner announced January 17, 2015
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