If you're considering entering the Christopher Columbus Awards competition, you probably have a few questions on your mind. For example, you might want to know what sorts of entries have made the cut in semifinalist judging or have even earned a place at the National Championship Event in past competition years. That's a reasonable request, and we're happy to oblige. Below are links to summaries of real semifinalist and finalist entries, presented here to help guide and motivate.
As you review the summaries, we hope you'll keep this in mind — these entries weren't selected by coincidence. They succeeded because the teams that submitted them paid careful attention to the Entry Components & Checklist. Christopher Columbus Awards entries like these share the following qualities of success — and so should yours!
If you follow these simple steps, you're well on your way to an exciting and rewarding experience. Good luck!
Remember — we're here to help you with your Christopher Columbus Awards entry, every step of the way. If you have any questions as you review these materials, please give us a call at 800-291-6020 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also put you in touch with other educators in your state or surrounding area who have been involved in the Christopher Columbus Awards competition before and can answer any questions you may have.
Following are links to summaries. Choose a title that intrigues you, or read all six for an extra burst of inspiration!
Quail Gone Quiet
S.O.S. – Save Our Stream
Multi-Sensory Fire Alarm to Wake Up Kids Fast
Batty 4 Bats
Heal Their Pain
Pressure Blowout Smoke Diverter
Rez Protectors: Solving the Housing Problem