This year, enroll your students in a Global PenPal Challenge! In each challenge, students collaborate with PenPals, create a unique project, win great prizes, and can even receive a feature on the PenPal Schools blog. Challenges are a great way to motivate and engage students while helping them practice reading, writing, technology, and social & emotional skills.
Personal Essay Contest
Students publish an original five-paragraph essay to help others learn about them and their communities.
Start Date: 26 August 2019
Project Due Date: 4 October 2019
Winners Announced: 10 October 2019
Global Field Trip Challenge
Students assume the role of tour guide and create a virtual field trip to guide PenPals through their own communities.
Start Date: 16 September 2019
Project Due Date: 1 November 2019
Winners Announced: 8 November 2019
School Pride Contest
Students show their schools pride by creating a unique project that highlights their school.
Start Date: 28 October 2019
Project Due Date: 29 November 2019
Winners Announced: 9 December 2019
Giving Thanks Photography Contest
In our second annual photography contest, students create a photo journal to share the things that they are most grateful for with the PenPal Schools community.
Start Date: 4 November 2019
Project Due Date: 6 December 2019
Winners Announced: 16 December 2019
Global Holiday Potluck
Students share a recipe or a cooking video to help PenPals learn about global cuisine!
Start Date: 11 November 2019
Project Due Date: 3 January 2019
Winners Announced: 7 January 2019
PenPal Challenges: Winter/Spring 2020