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Upcoming Contests Open to Students

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  • Doodle for Google is holding its 16th annual art contest for students in grades K-12. Students are invited to create their own Google Doodle for the chance to have it featured on, as well as win college scholarships and tech packages for their schools.

This year’s theme is: “My wish for the next 25 years.” Doodles are meant to surprise and delight people when they visit The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 14.

How to Enter

Submit a Doodle

  • The Keeping it SAFE Coalition: Under Twenty-One Alcohol Prevention Coalition is sponsoring its annual video contest to create a 30-second public service message addressing the risks and dangers of under 21 alcohol use. This year’s topics are:
    • Standing Your Ground: Fighting Peer Pressure from Friends to Drink
    • Ways to Help/Support Friends Who Are Abusing Alcohol
    • How Alcoholic Drinks Affect Mental Health

The contest is open to teams of two or more students enrolled in Montgomery County middle and high schools. Cash prizes of $100 to $1,000 are up for grabs to the winning schools or organizations. Participating MCPS students are also eligible for five Student Service Learning (SSL) hours. Entries are due by 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 31. Visit the website for more information and official contest rules.


  • In recognition of March as Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for Women, Montgomery County Public Libraries and Friends of the Library, Montgomery County is holding its 7th Annual “Girl Power Contest.” 

County residents ages 5 and up, are encouraged to submit a short story, poem, drawing or entry in the medium of their choice that addresses this year’s theme, “empowering women.”

Entries are due Sunday, March 31. Submissions can be sent here and participants should focus on this prompt: “What business would you create in Montgomery County and what impact would it have on the girls and women in our community?” 

Entries can be submitted online here and are limited to one per person. Written entries should be a maximum of 500 words. Entries should include the participant’s full name, age, grade and school (if applicable), phone number and email address. Entries submitted by anyone under the age of 18 must include written permission from a parent or guardian and be the minor’s own work. Winners will be announced at the end of April.  For more information, call 240-777-8300, email here or visit