International CyberFair is an award-winning authentic learning program used by schools and youth organizations around the world. Youth conduct research and publish their findings on the Web. Recognition is given to the best projects in each of eight categories.
The competition is held solely online through this website. The project has certain benefits for both students and teachers. It is a way of exposing and challenging the students in a competition where they can showcase their skills in multimedia, technology, researching, writing and creativity.
The Mission of the Kids Philosophy Slam is to give kids a voice and to inspire kids to think by unlocking their intellectual and creative potential through a unique and powerful philosophical forum.
Students from around the world can submit their doodles to be entered to win the Google logo for a day. If the student wins, they receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for their school!
Under the guidance of a project coordinator, children work in teams of three or more students to write and illustrate their own book. The creative process of working in teams helps provide a natural environment to practice editing, teamwork, and communication skills necessary for future success.
Not actually a writing contest, but you could use it as a writing tool. Have the students submit a story with their photo, or have them choose a photo from the website and have them write a story about that photo.