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Contests & Opportunities


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Contests and other opportunities will be posted on this page as they are brought to our attention.


Collab is the school’s art & literature magazine. Collab staff are excited about the potential of a digital magazine because of some new possibilities:

1) Three-dimensional artwork could actually be three-dimensional

  1. 2)We could include student-made movies or animation

3) Having music, created by BHS students, playing as the students read the magazine. So we could feature the chorus, individual singers, or projects from the music theory classes.

If you have any work that really stands out, we'd love to get something into this year’s edition of Collab. Your videos, animation, singing or musical composition might be able to enter Collab this year.

For more information, find a Collab staff member, or email Mr. Lally at lally@bpsk12.org .

Annual Collab Contests

Three annual prizes for the art contest:

  1. The best entry for the annual art contest will be featured on the cover of that year’s magazine.

  2. The best entry from a junior that does not win the contest will be the cover of the following year’s British Literature Textbook.

  3. The best entry from a sophomore that does not win the contest will be the cover of the following year’s American Literature Textbook.


Application closes ____________

YoungArts identifies and nurtures emerging artists in the visual, literary and performing arts. By providing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, significant access to scholarships and national recognition, YoungArts ensures the nation’s most outstanding high school students are encouraged – at critical junctures in their lives – to pursue careers in the arts.

By applying to the YoungArts program you are eligible for:

  1. Exclusive U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominations

  2. Master classes with world-renowned artists

  3. Access to scholarships, career opportunities and professional contacts

  4. $500,000 in total monetary awards

For more information, visit: www.youngarts.org

The Dream Art Contest

Deadline: ___________

Students are invited to create artwork inspired by a word or phrase from The Dream Speech, with the artwork titled accordingly. Each participating school or after-school program selects a winner and two runner-ups, and the winner is then submitted on-line for the selection of the semifinalists. All submissions must be made through a designated representative of the participating school or after-school program. Any school or after-school program within the metropolitan area of the ten cities may become a participant simply by emailing the institution name and contact information (including name, address, and phone number) to info@karzproductions.com.

More information can be found at http://thedreamartcontest.com

“Safe Jobs for Youth” Poster Contest

Deadline: ____________

The Massachusetts Youth Employment & Safety Team invites students to participate in an opportunity for teens throughout the state to use their creativity to design posters that promote safety for young workers.

There will be cash prizes ($500, $300, $100) awarded to winners of the top three posters, and the first place poster will be disseminated to schools throughout the state.

For more information, visit: www.mass.gov/dph/ohsp/teenpostercontest

“Speak Up - Your Voice Matters” Poster Contest

Deadline: _____________

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc. invite high school and middle school students to create their own poster promoting the importance of speaking up against violence and preventing personal danger. The winning poster will be distributed to public schools throughout Middlesex County.

For more information, visit: http://www.middlesexda.com OR http://www.middlesexpartnershipsforyouth.org