The ATA School Outreach Contest recognizes those who effectively engage with their audience and provide a compelling story and photo capturing the experience.

Here's how to enter:

  1. You must be a member of ATA or an ATA-affiliated organization to enter.
  2. Prepare your presentation to be given anywhere in the world to any age group, from pre-school to adult education. ATA provides ready-made materials and speaking tips.
  3. Complete your in-person or virtual presentation between August 1, 2023 and July 31, 2024.
  4. Capture your presentation with a photo. For tips on getting a winning shot, see the Photo Guidelines.
  5. Write a brief story of your experience and your interactions with the students.
  6. Submit your entry, including your story and photo, by July 31, 2024. You may submit multiple entries.


Contact School Outreach Program Coordinator Meghan McCallum or

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