Story last updated at 2/5/2014 - 5:13 pm
Good For Alaska, a blog devloted to Alaskan crowdfunding projects, has announced the opening of this year's statewide public speaking contest for students. The theme this year is "Good for Alaska!"
Interested students are invited to write an essay and present it publicly. It must highlight something the student would like to help change in their community or elsewhere in Alaska. It can be a solution to an existing problem or the creation of something new, and it must be something the student could realistically make happen using the power of crowdfunding.
Winners will be chosen in both the middle school and high school categories. Awards include scholarship money and other prizes. This year's judges include Lee Ann Lilly, Executive Director of the Excellent Children Homeschool Collaborative, Courtney Marchesani, Owner of InspriredPotentials.com, and yet to be named Anchorage School District staff and community members.
Registration is open to high school and middle school students across the state and closes March 15.
Presentations will be held in April with the exact date and location of presentations and judging to be announced based on number of entries. Students not located in the Anchorage area will be able to participate live via Google Hangout or other technologies.
For more information, visit GoodForAlaskaBlog.com.