Are high grades in the humanities and a well-written essay enough?
How can you show that this skill is something you pursue as an extracurricular activity outside of regular school hours?
Students who excel at sports will often have a long list of tangible achievements.
Students who produce fine arts or participate in student leadership programs will easily find ways to highlight their participation in these extracurriculars on college applications.
Prizes: At the regional level, students win Honorable Mentions, Silver or Gold Keys, or Nominations for the American Visions and Voices Medals.
Regional Gold Key winners are then evaluated for national honors that include Gold and Silver Medals or the American Visions and Voices Medal, which serves as a “Best in Show” award for each region.
National award winners are invited to a National Ceremony and celebration at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
There are several sponsored cash awards at the national level, ranging by genre and sponsor, and some National Medal winners will be selected for scholarships to colleges or summer programs as well.
One is a poetry contest judged by members of the Princeton University Creative Writing faculty.
The other is a Ten-Minute Play Contest judged by members of the Princeton University Program in Theater faculty.