Candid Connections: Capture Your Back-to-Virtual-School Excitement
They say a picture is worth a thousand words—so we’d like to invite you to snap a photo and show us what your student is most excited to learn with this coming virtual school year. Candid Connections, Connections Academy’s first back-to-virtual-school photo contest, begins August 1, 2012! We hope your family will join in this fun opportunity to share the unique experience of starting a new online school year. Plus, you could win some fancy electronic goodies: a Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 2 and two accessories to support your children’s learning wherever they are!
To participate, “Like” Connections Academy on Facebook and submit a creative photograph that answers the question, “What are you most excited to use in your virtual school learning this year?” Because virtual school lets students learn at home or on the go, your contest entry could be almost anything: a person, place, or thing; animal, vegetable, or mineral! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Your children might want to photograph something (or someone) that inspires them or helps them focus.
- Show a special item your students feel energized by when studying.
- Showcase a special object in your home classroom environment that serves as a reminder of your family’s values or goals.
- Portray the most unique aspect of your kids’ activities or interests that is incorporated into their virtual school education.
Just remember to also write a caption that explains your selection—and what makes it an exciting choice for virtual school learning. Photographs will be judged on creativity, quality, and uniqueness, so make sure your entry is special!
The Candid Connections contest starts on August 1 and ends on August 22. Photographers can be any age and are not required to be Connections Academy students, but someone 18 years of age or older must submit the entry. Participation in this contest is subject to the official rules. And please help spread the word to other families by sharing this post and the Candid Connections Facebook updates!
Do you have any tips for teaching kids to take prizewinning photographs? If so, please share them in the comments.