Monday, October 27, 2008

Academic Contests for Homeschoolers

Academic contests are favorites of many homeschoolers. Contests can give your child a chance to put together a special project, demonstrate his expertise in a certain area and even possibly win cash prizes or scholarships.

I remember competing in several contests in both elementary and high school and they were invaluable experiences. Some of the skills I learned included public speaking, designing a project on a deadline, following specific instructions for entries and more. In some cases, I also learned how to achieve a goal within a group.

The good news for homeschoolers is that many academic contests are open to participation from homeschoolers.

Here are some links to academic contests for homeschoolers:
HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association)
National History Day Contest: A Homeschoolers Experience
A to Z Homeschool
Homeschool Math Contests
Homeschool Writing Contests

If you know of any homeschool academic contests, please leave a comment below. Thanks!

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