Engage Your Students Through Contests


glass trophy 1How can I engage students in PA HOM?
Funding is available (up to $1,500 each) to support up to 20 school districts/Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to hold student contests focused on PA HOM. The type of contest is left to the discretion of each LEA and may include poster, video, essay, rap, photography, or other types of contests. Contests should result in student-created products. Contests may focus on PA HOM in general or on a specific PA HOM item. Applicants are encouraged to focus on more than one PA HOM item and to consider focusing on the less familiar items.

LEAs may apply for this funding by completing and submitting this
war eagle link icon 24 3short application.

What are the requirements of the funding?
Awarded LEAs must be sponsors of the National School Lunch Program. Awardees will be required to submit short reports describing their contest and the winning entry(ies) and to post at least once on social media about the contest using the #PAHarvestoftheMonth. Reports about the contests will be featured on the PA HOM website along with the winning entries.

How will applications be judged?
Criteria used to score the applications will include the nature of the team assembled to manage the contest, the strength of the plan, number of students reached, appropriateness of the budget, and plans for sustainability beyond the timeframe of the contest.

What are the deadlines?
Applications are due by close of business on May 23, 2024. (Send as an email attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Award announcements will be made by June 15, 2024.
Contests must be completed by June 15, 2025.
Project reports and winning entries must be submitted by June 30, 2025.

If you have questions about this opportunity, please send it via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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