Events and Partnerships

2014 Alternate Times student writing contest
Award Presentations and Reading
Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading
Saturday, Oct. 25

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Science & Tech 123
USF St. Petersburg campus
140 7th Ave S, St. Petersburg

Click here to see a list of the winners
Click here to read the winning story, “Fool’s Gold”

Publix Go Green Video Contest
Deadline: Nov. 7, 2014

Students or teams of students should produce a three-minute (or less) video promoting sustainability at their school. Topics should incorporate one of the three R’s of sustainability: Reduce, Reuse or Recycle. Prizes include Apple and Publix gift cards.

Click here to visit the contest website

Tampa Bay's Cutest Pet Photo Contest 2014
A “fun-raiser” for the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program
Entries accepted Nov. 10 - 19
Voting begins Nov. 20
Contest ends Nov. 30

Enter your cute pet for a chance to win $500, a four-pack of tickets to see the World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at The Mahaffey Theater, a meet & greet with renowned pet trainer Gregory Popovich and an autographed copy of his book of pet training secrets!

Proud pet owners, simply snap a photo of your cute pet and upload it to the contest website, then spread the word to your family and friends to vote! The contest is free to enter, with votes costing $1 each. All proceeds benefit the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program.

Click here to visit the contest website

NIE Teacher of the Year
Honoring educators who use NIE materials in innovative ways.
Nominations open Nov. 17

Click here for more information
Click here to nominate a teacher

NIE has partnered with Little Passports to bring Tampa Bay students an exciting educational opportunity.
Little Passports is an award-winning learning toy for boys and girls between 5 and 10 years of age geared towards inspiring children to learn about other countries and cultures.
Click here for details.

Pinellas Teachers Only: Free field trips to art museums
Free field trips to art museums are available for all Pinellas County teachers of all grades and contents (courtesy of referendum funds).
Click here for details