Do you want to help your students win $1,000? By entering in our Student Essay and Student Graphic Design Contests, students at NISOD member-colleges have the opportunity to receive $1,000, complimentary travel to Austin to be recognized during our annual conference, and international recognition for their talents.
Increase your students’ awareness and participation in NISOD’s Student Contests by using the following suggestions:
1. Extra-credit assignment
A great way to increase your college’s engagement in our student contests is by making them extra-credit assignments. If you teach English or writing, add the Student Essay Contest as an extra-credit assignment so students can show they have mastered the writing process. If you are a digital or fine arts instructor, use the Student Graphic Design Contest as an extra-credit assignment so students can continue building their design skills and professional portfolios.
2. Place flyers around campus
Inform students at your college about NISOD student contests by printing out the attached flyers and placing them strategically around campus. Encourage your faculty to print flyers for their classrooms and to add PDFs of the flyers to the documents section of their course web page.
3. Academic advisors and counselors
Academic advisors and counselors are often the main point of contact for students. They work closely with students and are usually aware of students who are searching for scholarships or other forms of financial assistance. Share information about NISOD’s student contests with your advisors and counselors so you reach more students.
4. Students seeking scholarships
Similarly, to academic advisors and counselors, financial aid personnel typically know when students are searching for scholarships or are in need of financial assistance. Share information about NISOD’s student contests with your financial aid office and other student support programs.
5. College communications department
Contact your college’s communications department and let them know that students at your college are eligible to participate in NISOD’s student contests. Your communications department can share information about the contests via your college’s social media accounts, collegewide emails, and other dissemination vehicles.