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    Contest/Award Application Deadlines

    Arkansas School Boards Association, Little Rock


    1. Student Essay/Speaking Contest – contest deadline Oct. 26th

    NEW THIS YEAR:  The Arkansas School Boards Association is holding a personal essay/speaking contest where 11th and 12th grade students will have an opportunity to present before an audience of more than 600 school board members and administrators during the ASBA Annual Conference, held December 5-7, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.

    The purpose for this contest is two-fold. First, it is designed to give Arkansas juniors and seniors an opportunity to express creative ideas and concepts, conduct research, think critically, practice public speaking skills and subsequently receive recognition for doing so. Secondly, it’s an opportunity for Annual Conference attendees to see and hear examples of the quality of young men and women the schools within our state are producing.

    Three student winners will present at designated times December 6 & 7 during ASBA's Annual conference and will also receive cash prizes.

    Click here for detailed contest instructions, incentives and rules. The contest deadline is Friday, October 26, 2018.

    *** Please forward this information to teachers, counselors and others in your district who can pass it along to and work with students who are interested in entering the contest. ***

    2. School Board of Excellence in Leadership Award – application deadline Oct. 31st

    The Arkansas School Board Association’s School Board of Excellence in Leadership Award was created to recognize school boards whose dedication and ethical service have made a positive impact on the students in their district.

    A committee comprised of six ASBA board members will name two winners, one from a school district with fewer than 900 students, and one from a school district with more than 900 students. All honorees will be recognized in a special ceremony held Friday morning, December 7, 2018 during the ASBA Annual Conference at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom in Little Rock.

    Click here for detailed application instructions and a nomination form.
    The application deadline is October 31, 2018.

    3. Dr. Dan Award – nomination deadline Nov. 2nd

    The Dr. Daniel L. Pilkinton Award, which recognizes an individual for outstanding service in public education, will be presented Thursday, December 6, 2018 during the Awards Luncheon of ASBA's Annual Conference.

    Nominations must be received no later than November 2, 2018. Click here for nomination form and criteria.