Authors: Frances A. Karnes, Ph.D., Tracy L. Riley, Ph.D.
Product Code: 0920
ISBN: 9781618210920
Pages: 248
Availability: In stock.

Ideal for students and families seeking scholarship money and national recognition for skills and abilities in academics, the arts, leadership, and community involvement, The Best Competitions for Talented Kids is the ultimate guide for winning and learning from competitions. In addition to its extensive listing of competitions, the book includes a unique "Competitions Journal" that helps students record their progress and success. The book features complete information on who to contact, how to enter, prizes, judging criteria, contest origin, significant dates, and tips from the contest organizers themselves.


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by Michael
on 11/8/2013
from Connecticut
Good, but some poor choices
The book was very good, but it had a poor selection of academic competitions.  The Knowledge Master Open and National Academic Championship are poorly run trivia competitions with terrible questions, often with factual errors.  These are not real national tournaments, as the top teams no longer attend.  The NAQT High School National Championship Tournament and PACE National Scholastic Championship are better, highly-regarded competitions that can field a hundred teams or more (96 at NSC, 256 at HSNCT) with a long waitlist.  Regional competitions affiliated with these two national tournaments are also very good.
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