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Historically, Arizona’s economy is known for the Five C’s: Copper, Cattle, Cotton, Citrus and Climate.

As time goes by, we experience changes to our economy, culture and livelihood. The future will continue to depend on innovative and gifted minds to lead the way. Arizona has such a diverse population with so many thought processes, that we want to add a Sixth C for Arizona: Creativity!

An Opportunity To Showcase Arizona Kids’ Creative Talents

In an unprecedented move, nationwide, schools were shut down for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. With more than six weeks left of schooling, school districts, parents and students had to swiftly switch gears to finding a way to learn from home. This looks differently from school to school, and even student to student. Some of the most brilliant minds would be frustrated with online learning – everyone learns differently, so if in-person is your gig…this is a struggle. And that’s okay.

What is not a struggle for our Gifted and Talented children is knowing their strengths and where their interest lies. What makes our kids so unique is the talent they exhibit in one or many areas.

There is a greek word that means to do something with passion, with absolute devotion, with undivided attention. Meraki is to put your soul into something, to put a little bit of yourself into it, be it singing, dancing, painting, writing, coding, creating music, building, discovering, baking, you name it.

So AAGT wants to know, what have you created with Meraki lately?

Students, ask your parents or teachers to submit photos, documents of your writing, clips of a song you wrote/sang, video of your performance…whatever you have created to showcase on our website and on social media.

Guidelines for Submissions

Parents or teachers must submit on behalf of their child/student if under the age of 18.

What is submissable: poetry, prose, music, visual arts, scripts, science experiments,
engineering projects, articles, etc.

What will NOT be posted: Any inappropriate content, any content that contains identifiable information of the minor (e.g. wearing a school shirt, address in the background, etc).

File Formats: Images like .png, .gif, .jpg • Documents such as .doc, .xls, .ppt, .pdf • Audio like .wav, .mp3, .mp4 • Video like .mpg, .mov, .wmv • Or link to website, google doc, youtube video, etc.

All submissions will be reviewed prior to sharing on the website/social media. Only the child’s first name or nickname and grade will be shared with the file.

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 3 files.
Images like .png, .gif, .jpg Documents such as .doc, .xls, .ppt, .pdf Audio like .wav, .mp3, .mp4 Video like .mpg, .mov, .wmv
Short description of child's project and why they did it
By selecting this box, you are confirming you are an adult 18 years or older and that you are either the parent or have received parental consent to post the minor's creations on the AAGT Website and Social Media.
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