This is My Math Art Contest

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THE FINALISTS NEED YOUR VOTE!

Seventy-Two Students Embrace the Art of Math as Finalists in McGraw-Hill's "This is My Math" Student Art Contest.

Vote for your favorite finalist now through November 27, 2011

McGraw-Hill Education announced the finalists in the "This is My Math" student art contest, designed to engage students in grades K-5 in the real-world use of math outside of the classroom and encourage students to consider STEM careers as they grow up. The 72 finalists were selected from more than 2,400 submissions demonstrating what math means to the young artist through sculpture, drawing, painting and photography.

Beginning November 15, 2011, and lasting a period of two weeks, the general public will be invited to visit the website to vote for their favorite entry. During this time, the finalists will also be reviewed by a panel of celebrity judges including artists, educators and journalists. The combined scores of the judges and general public will determine the 12 winners.

"With this contest, we wanted to engage students, parents and the community in a conversation about the importance of math in our everyday lives," said Lisa O'Masta, vice president, McGraw-Hill School Education. "This contest is a way for the communities to learn about the work that goes on in their schools, and it provides a forum for local communities to demonstrate support."

The 12 winners will be announced on December 5, 2011. The winning students will have their artwork featured prominently on the print and digital components of McGraw-Hill's newest elementary math program, "My Math" and artwork from the 72 finalists will also be displayed. In addition, the winning selections will be displayed at the new Museum of Mathematics when it opens next year in New York City. Teachers and classmates of the winning students will receive nearly $15,000 in fun and functional classroom prizes through the generous support of contest sponsors including Promethean, netTrekker, Psychological Software Solutions, Intel, Texas Instruments, eInstruction, VWR Education/Science Kit, The Math Forum @ Drexel and Crayola.

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The This is My Math art contest is seeking K-5 students to submit artwork that illustrates “what math means to me.” The winning students will have their artwork featured on McGraw-Hill’s latest math curriculum, My Math.

You can access the contest here. The contest deadline is October 29, 2011.


From McGraw-Hill:

McGRAW-HILL MAKES MATH FUN FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WITH THE LAUNCH OF “THIS IS MY MATH” ART CONTEST.

Contest Gives Elementary Students Chance to have Artwork Featured on Next K-5 McGraw-Hill Math Program and Teachers to Win $174,000 in Classroom Materials

“This is My Math” is designed to fully engage K-5 students from around the country in the meaning of math and give them the opportunity to have their winning artwork featured on the next elementary math program from McGraw-Hill called My Math. In addition to this recognition, the 12 winning students, two from each grade K-5, will have their artwork displayed at the brand new Museum of Mathematics when it opens next year in New York City.

Teachers will submit their students’ artwork and have the chance to win nearly $15,000 per teacher in fun and functional classroom prizes through the generous support of contest sponsors including Promethean, netTrekker, Psychological Software Solutions, Intel, Texas Instruments, eInstruction, VWR Education/Science Kit, The Math Forum @ Drexel and Crayola. Students are asked to reflect on the importance of math and illustrate the theme “What Math Means to Me” through their artwork. Teachers will submit the art with an accompanying student-created narrative through a special contest website.

The 12 contest winners, to be announced after December 5, will be selected by a panel of judges including notable individuals from the worlds of education, art and the media. The judges are award-winning children’s book illustrator R.W. Alley, 2011 Florida Teacher of the Year Cheryl Conley, educator and business blogger Liz Strauss, Museum of Mathematics chief of operations Cindy Lawrence, author and literacy consultant Timothy Shanahan, Crayola Director of Child Development Cheri Sterman, author, composer, and television producer Christopher Cerf, Charlotte Observer arts writer Lawrence Toppman, Scholastic Administrator executive editor Wayne D’Orio and Art + Auction editor Sarah Hanson. In addition to the judging panel, members of the general public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite artwork through an online voting system.

“The My Math student artwork contest provides an opportunity for both students and teachers to engage in meaningful discussion and reflect on the importance of math in their everyday lives,” said Lisa O’Masta, vice president, McGraw-Hill School Education. “By empowering young students to contribute their art to this exciting new math program, we have mirrored the core My Math philosophy of interactive learning.”

The “This is My Math” art contest is being hosted by Shycast. For more information about the contest, rules and guidelines, prize packages, judging criteria and entry information, please click here.


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