July 30, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Maryland Natural Resources Photo Contest Accepting Entries

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ 18th annual photo contest has begun and will run until Aug. 5. Nature lovers and photogs! The 18th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest is running now through August 5, 2021. Rules & Details: Photo: 2020 Grand Prize Winner: Red Morph Eastern Screech Owl by Zaphir […]

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May 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches ‘Take Your Shot’ Video Contest for Middle and High Schoolers

Montgomery County middle and high schoolers can enter the county’s “Take Your Shot” video contest to encourage young people to discuss the importance of getting COVID-19 vaccinated. According to a county release, students in public schools, private schools and those who are homeschooled can submit 30-45 second video public service announcements (PSAs) addressing one of […]

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March 1, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

County Commission for Women Kicks Off Fourth-Annual Girl Power Contest

The Montgomery County Commission for Women is accepting admissions for their fourth-annual “Women’s History Month 2021 Girl Power Contest.” The contest is open to all Montgomery County residents who are ages five and older. Applicants must answer the following question in an art medium such as a short story, poem, or drawing: “History has been […]

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February 10, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery County Library Seeks Performers for Annual Vinyl Day

On Saturday, April 17, all music and vinyl lovers across the county are invited to Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) fourth annual “Just For the Record – A Vinyl Day.” MCPL describes the day as a “celebration of music, culture, art and sound.” From noon to 3 p.m., people of all ages can partake in […]

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August 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

It’s Time to Vote… in Raskin’s Homemade Mask Contest

Tigers, calls to vote and sports teams, oh my. These are just some of the themes decorating masks created by people living in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In an effort to promote the use of wearing facial coverings during the global pandemic, U.S. Rep. Jamie Rasin challenged constituents to create and then send him a […]

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July 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Rep. Raskin Sponsors Homemade Mask Contest

To promote the wearing of masks in an effort to decrease the spread of COVID-19, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin is holding a Homemade Mask Contest for residents in his district. “We must all do our part to keep ourselves and other people safe by vigilantly adhering to public health guidance,” he said in a July […]

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June 23, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Girl Power Contest Extended by Montgomery County Commission for Women

The Montgomery County Commission for Women’s 2020 Girl Power Contest has been extended through Friday, June 26. Here are the rules: The individual must be a Montgomery County Resident between the ages of five and 105. Submit a short story, poem, or drawing that answers: “As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to […]

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April 7, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Gaithersburg Book Festival Selects Poetry Contest Finalists

The Gaithersburg Book Festival has selected the finalists for their second annual high school student poetry contest. The book festival – originally scheduled for May 16 at Bohrer Park – was cancelled due to the coronavirus health crisis but the poetry contest is going on as planned. The first, second and third place winners will […]

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May 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Contest Challenges Students to be a ‘Councilmember for a Day’

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice’s office is accepting entries in the 2019 Councilmember for a Day Challenge from now through June 14. This is the fourth year Rice will host the winner of the contest as an honorary Councilmember for a Day. Rice, who serves as the chair of the Council’s Education Committee, is asking […]

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June 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Rice Extends Deadline for Councilmember for a Day Challenge to July 16

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice announced an extension to submit applications to his Councilmember for a Day Challenge. Submission will be accepted until July 16. Rice invites students to submit short videos or written essays about the following topic: In your opinion, what is the most important public policy issue facing young people today? What […]

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