This year I tried to encourage my kids to craft art projects around the "less popular" categories. The percentage of entries in categories such as Plays and Poetry is so low that chances of winning skyrocket.
I have yet to
sell my children on the brilliance of Shakespeare.
they did branch out. Our Big Guy chose Graphic Arts (Minecraft
creation) and Our Sweetie did 3-D Arts (Lego creation). Our
Pretty Girl was too impatient to create something original. And Bubbs did his best to sabotage all the other entries so his brothers would
Surprise of all surprises! - Our Big Guy scored second place! Which means
he's advancing to regionals. Who knew so much time playing Minecraft
would pay off??