WIN UP TO $500.00 FOR EACH DIVISION: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12

The Freedom Festival Teacher Contest recognizes efforts of teachers to instill expressions of patriotism implanting these ideals in the hearts of their students, K-12th grades throughout the nation. This year's theme is taken from the First Amendment. Entry deadline is May 15. Email for support: teachercontest@freedomfestival.org. Each year the Freedom Festival Teacher Contest gives rise to expressions of patriotism from students in K-12th grades throughout the nation. This year's theme focuses on the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights*. Teachers illustrate how they taught the purposes and applications of the First Amendment that may include its history, adoption, and recognition of significant individuals involved. Include any application of teaching a concept or specific freedom included in the First Amendment. Teachers are encouraged to apply the First Amendment protections to current or historical situations and court cases.

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  1. The Freedom Festival Teacher Contest is open to ALL Teachers in grades K-12, whether in traditional public schools, public chartered schools, private schools, or home schools. Judging will be broken in divisions K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12.
  2. All entries must be received no later than April 15, 2021.
  3. All submitted entries must include a completed Contest Entry. No personal or identifying information may appear on the entry itself. Winners will be notified by email when judging is completed.


Entries are judged on a teacher’s exposition of the theme in the course of their classwork, depth of insight in teaching, use of curriculum supplied by the Freedom Festival or other supporting materials, and any other innovative ways used to address this year’s theme: First Amendment to the Constitution. The percentage of your students entries in the art, essay, and speech contests where it would apply will be taken into consideration.

Important Note

When filling out your Contest Entry Form, you will be asked to upload a file with your contest entry. At the very beginning of the form you will see the following notification:

“The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form. Not xxxxxxx@gmail.com? Switch account”

This is a security measure, implemented by Google, to make sure no one anonymously uploads files or other items that are not appropriate or safe. Because it is a Google security feature, the file uploads only works for Gmail users. If you have do not have a Gmail account, you will need to use a friend or relative’s account, or open a Gmail account for your file submission.

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