2018 Spring Contests for The Good Food Revolution

WASH Art Contest

Students eligible: All WASH students enrolled a minimum of 9 hours at Sam Houston State University in the spring 2018 semester who have read the book.
Prizes (3): Best of Show: $250; Second Place: $150; Honorable Mention: $100.
Prompt: Create art based on the themes presented in the 2017-2018 common reader.
Sponsor: Student Success Initiatives
Due Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Rules and Application Submission Procedures

College of Education Classroom Design Competition

Students eligible: All students enrolled full-time (minimum 12 hours) at Sam Houston State University in the Spring 2018 semester who have read the book.
Prompt: Design an elementary, middle, or secondary school and/or classroom garden/green-growth facility, include information on TEKS based educational opportunities, and describe plans for community participation.
Prizes (2): First Place: $750; Second Place: $250
Sponsor: College of Education
Due Date: Monday, March 26, 2018

Rules and Application Submission Procedures

Growing Together: Critical Thinking Through Deliberative Dialogue    

Students eligible: All students who enroll full-time (minimum 12 hours) at Sam Houston State University in the Spring 2018 semester who have read the book.
Prizes: First Prizes (4): Up to $100 each. Second Prizes (4): Up to $50 each.
Prompt: Groups (of 4) will compete for scholarships at the Critical Thinking through Deliberative Dialogues event on March 26, 2018 in the LSC Ballroom from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served during the event.

During the event, student groups will use their critical thinking and deliberative dialogue skills to:

  • evaluate information relating to a problem/question deriving from the common reader
  • construct a path to action based on available information and stakeholder input.

Group work will be submitted at the end of the event and evaluated by a panel of judges. Submitted work will be evaluated on the group’s ability to assess information and create a path to action based on facts/information, context, hidden assumptions, and common values.

Application Due Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
Space is limited, so be sure to complete the following application by 5 p.m., Monday, March 19, 2018: https://tinyurl.com/CTthruDD-Sp18

Submitting an application may not guarantee admittance. Students who have attended Deliberative Dialogue Moderator training will be prioritized. An email confirmation/invitation will be sent to applicants with greater detail by March 21.

Sponsor: COSET - Foundations of Science Program and American Democracy Project
Contest Event Date: Monday, March 26, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., LSC Ballroom (dinner provided)

Rules and Application Submission Procedures

Social Media Daily Question Contest: Student Success Initiatives

Students eligible: All students enrolled full-time (minimum 12 hours) at Sam Houston State University in the spring 2018 semester who have read the book.
Prompt: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and be the first to answer the daily question.
Prize: Varies daily from March 1 to March 30, 2018.
Sponsor: Student Success Initiatives