CAP Contest: Summer 2024

Backyard Family Fun

Who's ready to have some fun in the sun? For our summer contest, we are encouraging your family to delve into a world of exploration, experimentation, and enjoyment — right in your own backyard! Need some inspiration? Consider these ideas:

  • Construct a volcano
  • Create DIY slime
  • Plant a garden
  • Study insects
  • Go camping
  • Enjoy a picnic
  • Build a fort
  • Have an outdoor painting session
  • Make nature-inspired crafts
  • Put on a backyard theater performance


Using the form below, submit a photo that shows how you spent your time in the fresh air. The winner will receive a copy of The Age of Martha: A Call to Contemplative Learning in a Frenzied Culture. We will be accepting submissions until Sunday, August 18, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Former Contest Winners

April 2024

Contest: Spring Photo Contest

Winner: Eleanor Hock

Submission: Purple crocuses

March 2024

Contest: St. Patrick's Day Photo Contest

Winner: Mallory Tipple

Submission: Digital artwork of St. Patrick's prayer

December 2023

Contest: Homemade Christmas Cookies

Winner: Elizabeth Kaufman

Submission: Photo of Italian biscottis

November 2023

Contest: Fall Artwork

Winner: Jacob Hallman (age 15)

Submission: 9x12 acrylic on canvas, inspired by the Hudson River School art movement

October 2023

Contest: Locating Logical Fallacies

Winner: Mable Christensen

Submission: Fallacy found in a McCormick ad

September 2023

Contest: Quality Quotes

Winner: Michelle Gustafson

Submission: Inspiring quote from The Black Cauldron

August 2023

Contest: Classroom Snapshots

Winner: Debbie Bratton

Submission: Photo of her beautiful homeschool space

July 2023

Contest: Nature Photos

Winner: Natasha Richart

Submission: Photo of a bee on a vibrant red flower

June 2023

Contest: Father's Day Poems

Winner: Ken Alexander

Submission: "Painting in Winter"

*Official Contest Rules: The contest ends on Sunday, August 18, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The contest is open to all ages and backgrounds, but only one entry per person is allowed. Participants must live in the United States. By entering the contest, you will agree to abide by the official rules and give Classical Academic Press the rights to your work, even if you do not win. In the future, Classical Academic Press may use your submission for publicity, news, advertising, promotional purposes, trade, and so forth, without any further notice, review, consent, compensation, or remuneration. Any time Classical Academic Press uses your work, you will be credited as the creator. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest. Purchasing from Classical Academic Press’ website during the time of the contest will not increase your chances of winning. Classical Academic Press has the right to refuse, withdraw, or disqualify entries at their sole discretion. Classical Academic Press isn’t liable for the winner’s failure to receive notification of winning if they provided a wrong email address or if their email security settings caused the prize notification to go into the spam or junk folder. Receipt of the prize is dependent upon the condition of compliance with federal, state, and local laws. By entering the contest, you agree to release and hold harmless Classical Academic Press and its subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, etc., against all liability, illness, injury, death, loss, etc., that occurs directly or indirectly from participation in the contest or use/misuse of the awarded prize. By entering the contest, you agree that any disputes not resolved between yourself and Classical Academic Press shall be individually resolved exclusively before a court located in Pennsylvania, without resorting to any form of class action. By participating in the contest, you waive all rights to punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, and you waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. Classical Academic Press reserves the right to modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the contest, especially in the event that non-authorized human intervention, a bug or virus, fraud, or other causes beyond our control impact or corrupt the security, fairness, proper conduct, or administration of the contest. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. By entering the contest, you have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of these rules.

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