Creative Oklahoma, along with Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, is thrilled to announce the official launch of the 2012 Love’s Creative SPARKS! Awards. These awards are open to all Oklahoma students K-12, which includes public, private, charter, and homeschool students.
The awards recognize students with creative ideas who use their imagination to envision a more creative learning environment that can be put into action in their school community. Students are asked to complete a written application form, and must also submit a 3-5 minute video based on their idea. The deadline to enter is Oct. 19, 2012.
All information, submission details, and entry forms for the Love’s Creative SPARKS! Awards are available online at http://www.stateofcreativity.com/awards/
“Oklahoma is an emerging state for creativity, and we proud to partner with Love’s this year to continue this important award for our students,” said Susan McCalmont, President of Creative Oklahoma. “Four cash prizes will be awarded to students in elementary, middle, and high school, with the grand prize of a one year tuition waver awarded to a student in either 11th or 12th grade. Our goal is to support these early creative thinkers and their visions for a more creative learning environment.”
Teachers are also asked to participate in the “Use Your Imagination to Create & Innovate” educational program. Four weekly lessons will run September 18 through October 9, 2012 in The Oklahoman. This program is complimentary to schools. Teachers can register with Bailey Huntsman at BHuntsman@opubco.com.
The 2012 Love’s Creative SPARKS! Award winners will be selected by the deadCENTER Film Festival staff, as well as the Love’s Creative SPARKS! committee members. Winners will be recognized at this year’s State of Creativity Forum on Tuesday, November 13 at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. The forum will feature keynote speakers Sir Ken Robinson, Peter Diamandis, and many more.
For more information and to register for the forum, go to www.stateofcreativity.com.
The awards were created in 2010 by Creative Oklahoma, which then recruited Love’s, A+ Schools, OPUBCO, and deadCENTER Film Festival to assist in the development of the awards program.
Formed in 2006, Creative Oklahoma is a statewide non-profit organization advancing Oklahoma’s creative economy through innovative based initiatives in education, commerce and culture. The mission is to transform the state of Oklahoma through projects and collaborative ventures that help develop an improved life quality for its citizens and a more entrepreneurial and vibrant economy.