2017 Fall Contests for The Good Food Revolution

Art Contest

Students eligible: All students enrolled a minimum of 9 hours at Sam Houston State University in the fall 2017 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: Lowman Student Center
Due Date: Tuesday 10/31/17

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College of Education Classroom Design Competition

Students eligible: All students enrolled full-time (minimum 12 hours) at Sam Houston State University in the fall 2017 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, 10/30/17

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Film Contest   

Students eligible: All students enrolled at Sam Houston State University in the fall 2017 semester.
Prizes (3): Special Award: $500 Amazon Gift Card; Best Film: Award Trophy; Honorable Mention: Award Trophy
Prompt: Produce a short film with "Food" as central theme based on the themes presented in the 2017-2018 Common Reader.
Sponsor: Department of Mass Communication
Due Date: Monday 10/29/17

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Freshman Essay Contest

Students eligible: All first-time freshmen who enroll full-time (minimum 12 hours) at Sam Houston State University in the fall 2017 semester who have read the book.
Prompt: Planned happenstance (Krumboltz, 2009; Mitchell et al., 1999) is a learning theory of how chance events often play a role in shaping a person’s career and life. Using concrete (cited) examples from The Good Food Revolution discuss how Will Allen’s career and life are good examples of this concept of planned happenstance. Write about lessons from his story that can help prepare students for life and work in the 21st century as they relate to planned happenstance.
Prize: $500 scholarship.
Sponsor: Accepted Students and New Bearkat Orientation 
Due Date: Monday 10/23/17

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Growing Together: Critical Thinking through Deliberative Dialogue

Students eligible: All undergraduate students who enroll full-time (minimum 12 hours) at Sam Houston State University in the fall 2017 semester who have read the book.
Prompt: Groups (of 4) will compete for scholarships at the Critical Thinking through Deliberative Dialogues event on November 6, 2017 in the LSC Ballroom from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served 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.

Prizes (2): First Place Team: $500 scholarship per team member.
                  Second Place Team: $250 scholarship per team member.
Sponsor: COSET - Foundations of Science Program and American Democracy Project
Application Due Date: by 4:00 p.m. on Monday 10/30/17 via the following survey link or via the Rules and Application Submission Procedures link below.
Contest Event Date: Monday 11/6/17 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. LSC Ballroom (dinner provided)

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Poetry/Lyric Contest

Students eligible: All students who enroll full-time (minimum 12 hours) at Sam Houston State University in the fall 2017 semester who have read the book.
Prizes (2): One $250 scholarship (first-time freshman); and
                  One $250 scholarship (Upperclassman)
Prompt: Using specific examples from The Good Food Revolution, write a poem or lyric that illustrates or explores central themes of the book, which include overcoming racism and poverty, the power of education, nutrition and food supply, and community activism
Sponsor: PACE Center
Due Date: Monday 10/16/17

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Research Poster

Students eligible: All first-time freshmen who enroll full-time (minimum 12 hours) at Sam Houston State University in the fall 2017 semester who have read the book.
Prompt: Develop a research project and produce a research poster presentation in which you analyze one of the topics suggested in the Curriculum Guide, or develop your own topic in collaboration with your faculty advisor.
Prize: One $500 scholarship.
Sponsor: Honors College
Due Date: Tuesday 10/31/17

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Social Media Daily Question Contest: Newton Gresham Library

Students eligible: All students enrolled full-time (minimum 12 hours) at Sam Houston State University in the fall 2017 semester who have read the book.
Prizes: Varies daily from September 1 to December 1, 2017
Prompt: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and be the first to answer the daily question from the Library
#librarywin #growingpower
Sponsor: Newton Gresham Library