Spreading Smiles Contest - Make a Difference | Inter-State Studio

How has YOUR CLASSROOM made a difference?

Share your service learning project with us for a chance to win a Spreading Smiles Classroom Grant for your project! Submissions are open March 20, 2024 through April 23, 2024. Winners will be announced on or around May 20, 2024.

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What is a service learning project?

Service learning is the use of community service to enrich the classroom learning experience while teaching students civic responsibility. How does your local school give back to your community? Enter your essay to our Spreading Smiles contest for a chance to win cash for future projects! Complete the contest form telling us about your project and be sure to include a picture that shows how your school makes a difference. If you are a parent, please talk to your school’s service learning leader about writing to us. Download our printable memo to distribute to the faculty in your school. Prizes will only be awarded to school-affiliated groups. See our full contest rules here.


1st Place Prize

$750 Service Learning Grant

2nd Place Prize

$500 Service Learning Grant

3rd Place Prize

$250 Service Learning Grant

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Previous Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered Inter-State Studio’s annual Spreading Smiles Service-Learning Contest. Throughout the years we had over 500 projects from around the country compete for a chance to be awarded one of three grants to use to enhance their service project. HERE ARE THE WINNERS!