Prizes for Students and Teachers

Grades 1–6

INVENTOR in your classroom?

Encourage your students to sharpen their pencils and get to work on a pencil sketch and/or written description of an original invention idea. Submit their inventions for a chance to win! (6 Grand Prize Winners total—two per grade band 1–2, 3–4, 5–6)

  • Teacher Prize:
    • A year’s worth of U.S.A. Gold Pencils for the classroom, and other U.S.A. Gold classroom supplies
    • $100 American Express® gift card
  • Student Prize: $500
  • Contest deadline: May 12, 2017

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited.

Good as Gold Writing Activity Library

Use these activities to inspire your students to pick up their pencils and have fun while writing.
For more activities supporting learning standards, click the arrows below.

Red, White, and Blue,
This Poem Is About You!
It’s Nice to Meet You
Good as Gold Writing Prompts
Come back on May 12, 2017 for new writing activities for your class.

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. The Next Great American Inventor Contest is open only to teachers who are over 18 years of age at the time of entry, who are teachers of grades 1–6 in a public school or accredited private school in compliance with the laws and regulations of its state, and who are legal residents of the 50 states (or the District of Columbia). If you are submitting entries on behalf of multiple students, you may use a single entry form. Visit for complete Official Rules.