The Afterschool Awards Recognizes What Kids Do After School
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WHAT: The Afterschool Awards is a nationwide contest spotlighting and rewarding outstanding afterschool achievements for elementary, middle school and junior high school students.  Students enter this free contest in up to four different categories: Science, Music and Arts, Sports and Community Service, and can earn up to $10 thousand dollars ($2,500 per category) in cash toward their future education.  The Afterschool Awards provides students an opportunity to showcase their extracurricular talent, be recognized for their achievements, and inspire their peers to embrace their own passion and make positive changes in their lives.
WHO: The Afterschool Awards was created as a partnership initiative by industry leaders on behalf of IZOD, JCPenney, and NOW That’s What I Call Music, to encourage students to pursue extracurricular activities and stay safe afterschool.
 Students can enter easily online and then a panel of expert judges will review each entry to determine the 12 finalists (3 in each category) for the award.  The winners are chosen by the American public when beginning, July 4, 2012 they go online and vote for their favorite entry in each category.
WHEN: The application process for the Afterschool Awards is underway and will conclude on June 25, 2012.  Voting will take place online from July 4 - August 15, 2012. The winners will be announced at an exciting live webcast on August 17, 2012.
WHERE: Visit to enter the contest, vote for your favorite entry, view the upcoming awards show, or to find out more information about the program.  You can also visit the website to check out last year's inspiring winners.  The Afterschool Awards can also be found on Facebook at