Engage Your Students Through Contests
How 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 may focus on PA HOM in general or on a specific PA HOM item.
LEAs may apply for this funding by completing and submitting this
What are the requirements of the funding?
Awarded LEAs 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 February 10, 2023.
Award announcements will be made by March 1, 2023.
Contests must be completed by February 29, 2024.
Project reports and winning entries must be submitted by March 29, 2024.
If you have questions about this opportunity, please send it via email to