Here are two contests from the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers:
CCFLT is seeking student essays in English for its 17th annual essay contest. Winning essays will be posted at the CCFLT Spring Conference and will be shared at the local, state, and national levels with representatives and senators to make them aware of the voices of their young constituents.
The elementary and middle school winners will receive $25, while high school and university winners will receive $50; K-12 winners also receive a plaque commemorating their accomplishment. The teachers of the winning students will be invited to attend the Spring Conference Awards Luncheon to accept the award on behalf of their students.
The essay topics reflect the theme of the CCFLT 2013 Spring Conference, “Back to the Future: 21st Century Technology Today.” Topics are as follows:
Elementary and Middle School:
How has technology helped me to learn another language?
High School and University:
As social media continues to skyrocket, how can I use this technology to help me learn another language?
Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2012.
12th Annual Videotaped Speaking Contest
A fantastic opportunity for students of CCFLT members to create 90-second video/digitally-taped conversation based on the new Colorado Academic Standards for World Language. This contest is open to all students at all levels.
2013 Theme: You are applying for a summer internship at an international camp. The application requires a video showing how you can manage multi-tasks addressing multi-skills of participants and how you make connections through language with the various participants. Create your video showing how you are absolutely the best candidate for this internship.
All submissions must be received by December 1, 2012.
For more details about both contests see the CCFLT October 2012 newsletter at http://www.scribd.com/doc/108057452/CCFLT-October-2012-Newsletter and scroll down to pages 13 through 17.