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Contests

Contests

School Days at Texas Renaissance Festival
School Days offer students a variety of opportunities to compete with other students. English and history come together in our essay contest. Be inspired and enter the art contest. Test your students' ability to write like Shakespeare in our poetry contest.


Congratulations to all of the 2020 School Days Virtual Contest Winners!

Costume: Kailey Eubanks Kathryn Mowad

Essay :Mary Margaret Speed

Poetry: Elementary: 1.Crue Bailey 2. James Gray

Intermediate - Jasmine Logan

Middle - August Bailey

High School - Olivia Logan

Art: Elementary: 1. Isabella Parker 2. Travis Parker

Intermediate - Paul Speed

Middle Painting: 1. Brittney Tran, 2. Richard Ryan, 3. Evelyn Wahrmund

Drawing: 1. Sophia Balderas, 2. Sienna Venegas, 3. Phoebe Giore

High School: 3D: 1. Reagan Behling, 2. Jacob Havey, 3. Katalina Wallace

Computer: 1. Rae Bergeron, 2. Emily Shivers, 3. Ian Marlow

Drawing: 1. Lillianna Ryan, 2. Emma Smith, 3. Emily Williamson

Painting: 1. Skylar McCrary, 2. Katherine Ervin, 3. Isabella McClelland


journalism contest at texas renaissance festival

Journalism

This event will not take place in 2020.

Story Writing & Photography

We invite students who attend School Days to write a story for the press based on their experience.Photographers are invited to capture their experience. Winning articles and photos will be released to the media for an opportunity to be published!

essay contest at texas renaissance festival

Essay Contest

Using a provided prompt based on grade level, students combine history, English, and research skills to write a historical essay. All entries for this contest MUST be received by the due date as the entries are pre-judged but the awards are presented the day of the event.

❖Essay/Poetry May be in Spanish. Work submitted in Spanish will be read and evaluated by Spanish speakers.

Trebuchet Challenge at texas renaissance festival

Trebuchet Challenge

This event will not take place in 2020.

This competition is designed to challenge students to use math, science, physics and problem solving skills. Students research, design, build, and launch a trebuchet during Texas Renaissance Festival School Days. The competition is designed to inspire and invigorate the true nature of the engineering spirit and provide students the opportunity to learn through experience about technology in the past by recreation.

Costume Contest at Texas Renaissance Festival

Costume Contest

​ONLINE ONLY!

Due November 1, 2020

This contest is an opportunity for students to research and build a costume appropriate to the Renaissance or Elizabethan time period, or to create a fantasy based costume that is in keeping with the themes of the Festival (pirates, fairies, literary characters, etc.) Students will need to create a portfolio, and should be involved with at least 50% of the building process. Pre-registration is required.


Poetry Contest at Texas Renaissance Festival

Poetry Contest

All grade levels are welcome to try their hand at this artistic endeavor with the English language. All entries for this contest MUST be received by the due date as the entries are pre-judged but the awards are presented the day of the event.

❖Essay/Poetry May be in Spanish. Work submitted in Spanish will be read and evaluated by Spanish speakers.



Art Contest at Texas Renaissance Festival

Art Contest

Entries will be accepted in digital form as well as physical. The due date will remain the same for both submission options.

The art of the Renaissance took art to new levels and soared under the leadership of artists like Raphael and Michelangelo. In this contest students of all grade levels are encouraged to make their own masterpieces. A select number of entries will be displayed on festival grounds. All entries into this contest MUST be received by the due date as the entries are pre-judged but the awards are presented the day of the event.

INTERESTED IN PERFORMING?

We offer several performance based contests in our Performing Arts Festival.

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