Contests

CONTEST AWARD CEREMONY TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY AT 2 PM AT THE SEA DEVIL STAGE

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, with finalists and selected works displayed.  Test your students’ ability to write like Shakespeare in our poetry contest.  Create a costume and wear it in the costume contest,  or test your fortress- invading skills by joining in our trebuchet competition which combines math, science, physics, and engineering in a fun and unique event.  In the journalism contest, which includes written and photographic work, students are invited to enter to win a chance to have their pieces released to the media.

Awards will be presented by the cast at a daily awards assembly.  No additional fees are required to enter any contest, but all students entered must be attending School Days.  Please read all registration forms carefully as some contests have a strict registration deadline as they are judged prior to the day of the event.

All students who enter ANY contest must be attending School Days.

Journalism

Story Writing & Photography

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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!

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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.

Trebuchet Challenge

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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

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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. Preregistration is required.

Poetry Contest

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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.

Art Contest

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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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