We All Have a Story

Sometimes giving a little space for someone to share their story can open up a world of possibility.

Contest Open October 31, 2022 – February 20, 2023

Photo of student and educator speakers

Share your AVID story with educators from across the country.

Winners will have a chance to travel and speak at one or more AVID Summer Institutes with all travel accommodations taken care of and a $500 honorarium. In addition, some winners will have their story highlighted at our AVID Summer Professional Learning events.

For guided lessons to support your students in the speaker contest, check out our MyAVID page.

Our goal is to capture authentic student and educator voices that demonstrate resilience, determination, and self-discovery, so please be creative and brave and let your personality shine.

This year we are offering the choice of three different prompts that help frame your AVID story and, for students looking to go to college, help you get a jump on your college entrance essays. 

Whether through written word in an essay, poem, or short story, we encourage you to share your story and apply by submitting your entry at the appropriate link below.

As before, we hope to feature all types of voices from the AVID world, including AVID Elective and AVID Excel Elective teachers and students, AVID Elementary educators, AVID Site Team members, counselors, principals, and district leaders. We also welcome students who attend an AVID Schoolwide campus and AVID Elementary students to enter the contest.

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