One of the top three winners of our middle school contest: cartographer by Soobin Lee.
This is the first year we have been experimenting with offering our contests, which have long been open to students 13 years old and up, to younger students. And so far, we have not been disappointed with the results.
Last month, we honored nine middle school students whose reviews of art and culture blew us away. And now, we’re excited to announce the winners of our first ever Vocabulary Video Contest for middle schoolers. (You can see the winners of the high school contest here.)
We received nearly 350 entries from students ages 10-14 taking us up on our challenge to define one of our Words of the Day in just 15 seconds. Of those entries, we selected 15 finalists — three winners, five runners-up and seven honorable mentions — whose work we’re featuring above and below. We chose these videos for their originality and how well they showed an understanding of the word they chose. And, of course, they had to follow our rules.
Thank you to everyone who participated!
cartographer by Soobin Lee (See top of this post.)
macabre by Xhaiden D’Souza
mishap by Paul Slawson IV and Raina Lath
accessory by Aurelia Viner
anticlimax by Natalie Lankford, Jacqueline Myers, Audrey Norris and Karen
arsenal by Keira Kawada, Shaan Sidhu, Josh Spooner and Liam Wills
balm by Emma Hirsch
gawk by Marion Cook and Robin Linden
hypocritical by Celeste Roselli and Ismini Vasiloglou
pessimism by Ava-Joan Osuagwu and Omera Wahid