Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Discovery Award

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Art, History, Language Arts, video

Scope:International

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Catholic social worker Irena Sendler saved 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. Little Rock Central High School senior Kendall Reinhardt faced bullies and beatings for being kind to the nine African Americans who integrated his school at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Young photojournalism student Therese Frare took the iconic photograph that changed the face of AIDS in the U.S. in the early 1990s.

These people demonstrated extraordinary courage and compassion without seeking credit for it. They changed the world and influenced our lives, but their names are often not found in history books. We call them Unsung Heroes—but they are only unsung until discovered and celebrated.

The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Discovery Award provides students a unique opportunity to do just that: use their creative talents to research primary sources and develop outstanding projects that feature Unsung Heroes who can serve as role models and inspire others to create change.

Discovery Award project topics must be about one Unsung Hero from the Lowell Milken Center's list who, with specific actions, changed the world. They must demonstrate impact over time. Your Unsung Hero’s actions should have taken place at least two decades ago. The project can be any of three types: (1) a Documentary film or multimedia project, (2) Performance, or (3) Website.

Judges are outstanding educators in the area of project-based learning who will use a rubric to evaluate each project on the following:
  1. Originality of topic and research.
  2. Excellence of quality.
  3. Analysis of subject.
  4. Annotated bibliography demonstrating depth and scope of research.
  5. Process Paper describing the development of the project.
  6. Demonstration of how the Unsung Hero serves as a role model.
  7. Sustaining value and potential for life beyond the development of the project.
  8. Ability to inspire students to take actions to carry out the legacies of their subjects.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://lowellmilkencenter.org/discovery-award/

Managing Organization: Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes

Contact:

nconard@lowellmilkencenter.org

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School, High School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Catholic social worker Irena Sendler saved 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. Little Rock Central High School senior Kendall Reinhardt faced bullies and beatings for being kind to the nine African Americans who integrated his school at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Young photojournalism student Therese Frare took the iconic photograph that changed the face of AIDS in the U.S. in the early 1990s.

These people demonstrated extraordinary courage and compassion without seeking credit for it. They changed the world and influenced our lives, but their names are often not found in history books. We call them Unsung Heroes—but they are only unsung until discovered and celebrated.

The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Discovery Award provides students a unique opportunity to do just that: use their creative talents to research primary sources and develop outstanding projects that feature Unsung Heroes who can serve as role models and inspire others to create change.

Process

Discovery Award project topics must be about one Unsung Hero from the Lowell Milken Center's list who, with specific actions, changed the world. They must demonstrate impact over time. Your Unsung Hero’s actions should have taken place at least two decades ago. The project can be any of three types: (1) a Documentary film or multimedia project, (2) Performance, or (3) Website.

Criteria

Judges are outstanding educators in the area of project-based learning who will use a rubric to evaluate each project on the following:
  1. Originality of topic and research.
  2. Excellence of quality.
  3. Analysis of subject.
  4. Annotated bibliography demonstrating depth and scope of research.
  5. Process Paper describing the development of the project.
  6. Demonstration of how the Unsung Hero serves as a role model.
  7. Sustaining value and potential for life beyond the development of the project.
  8. Ability to inspire students to take actions to carry out the legacies of their subjects.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://lowellmilkencenter.org/discovery-award/

Managing Organization: Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes

Contact:

nconard@lowellmilkencenter.org

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School, High School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.