2019 Shoals Spark Competition set for March 14, 2019
Submittals due date February 21, 2019
DECEMBER 15, 2018 – Early Bird Deadline for Video Submissions *Receive a free Shoals Spark t-shirt!
ATTENTION TEACHERS: DO YOUR STUDENTS HAVE GOOD IDEAS?
WANT TO TEACH THROUGH PROJECT BASED LEARNING?
WANT FREE LESSON PLANS DESIGNED BY UNA FACULTY?
WANT TO INTRODUCE YOUR STUDENTS TO INNOVATIVE THINKING?
Encourage your students to be a part of the 2019 Shoals Spark Competition and they could win a portion of the $3,000 prize award to make their idea happen!
What is Shoals Spark?
Shoals Spark is an idea competition for middle and high school students living in the Shoals area of northwest Alabama. The purpose is to foster innovation and entrepreneurship by getting young people in our community to generate unique and creative ideas about how to make the Shoals a very cool place to live and work. Shoals Spark is one of the initiatives under the umbrella of Shoals Shift, which is a creative effort to attract, nurture, and promote the Shoals. Shoals Shift is an initiative funded by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission and involves a variety of local partners including the University of North Alabama, Shoals Chamber of Commerce, Shoals Entrepreneurial Center, Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, and Listerhill Credit Union.
What types of ideas?
We are looking for unique and creative ideas about how to make the Shoals a very cool place to live and work. There are no restrictions on the types of ideas. For example, ideas can be related to business, technology, education, the arts, recreation, families, entertainment, community development, social services, the environment, preservation, sustainability, health care, volunteerism, government, workforce development, philanthropy, special populations (e.g., elderly, homeless), etc. Students can present any idea they think would make the Shoals a better place to live and work.
Who can participate?
Any middle or high school student
Individuals and/or teams (of any size) may submit multiple idea
Why should you participate?
Your idea(s) could make a big difference in the Shoals community
Potential of seeing your idea become a reality by working with the Shoals Shift team
FREE TSHIRT TO EVERYONE WHO SUBMITS AND APPLICATION!
What is the Timeline?
DECEMBER 15, 2018 – Early Bird Deadline for Video Submissions *Receive a free Shoals Spark tshirt!
FEBRUARY 20, 2019 - Final Deadline for Video Submissions
MARCH 14, 2019 – Shoals Spark Competition 5:00 – 7:00pm in the Guillot Center on UNA's campus. Finalists Present Their Ideas
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