Hip History Contest is Live!

Please share and help spread the word—Uniting Through History’s Hip History Contest is live!

We’re inviting all middle and high school students to submit their creative and educational interpretations of an excerpt from Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa to bring the history of Buxton alive through the arts. Entries will be posted online and later narrowed down to finalists by Uniting Through History team members. A panel of celebrity judges will then vote for the top three winners in each middle/high school category. Prizes include a Zoom interview with judges, plus a chance to win from $250 to $2,000, and more. While talent is a plus, creativity is a top criteria for judging.

Plus, the first student to submit an entry (after following the rules, of course) will win a $100 Amazon gift card once the entry is posted.

Individual students can enter. Teachers can use the contest as a class assignment. Parents can encourage their children to enter. The possibilities are endless.

Our Hip History Contest Submission Checklist provides a quick overview of what’s needed to enter. But to make sure entries are accepted, entrants will need to read the contest rules and FAQs referenced on the checklist. Of course, they’ll want to check out our prizes and fantastic judges—we’ve posted the judges’ bios and will be posting interviews with them throughout the contest.

We couldn’t do this without the generous donation from Musco Sports Lighting, LLC and the participation of our judges. They have our sincerest gratitude.

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We are so excited! It’s going to be fun!