News & Updates

Feb. 16, 2024: Update

Due to logistical circumstances beyond our control, the Contest Committee have made the difficult decision to postpone the Contest originally anticipated for 2024 until 2025. 


Apr. 28, 2023: 2023 Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the thirty students who received award recognition from our 2023 contest judges!

See the winners...

Mar. 9, 2023: Submission Deadline Extended

The contest submission deadline has been extended one week to Friday, March 24, 2023.


Feb. 16, 2023: New Date Announced for Awards Reception and Exhibition Opening

The Awards Reception will be held at the Mishawaka Public Library on Thursday, April 27, at 5:00 p.m.


December 16, 2022: 2023 Contest Packet Published

The 2023 Contest Packet is now available! The contest packet is your source for contest rules, guidelines for each category, and updates on what's new for this year's contest.


View the Packet (PDF)

August 1, 2022: Dates Announced for 2023 Contest

Michiana educators, here are the dates you'll want to keep in mind for your Spring 2023 curriculum planning:


June 22, 2022: The People Next Door featured on PBS Michiana

Thanks to WNIT's Education Counts Michiana for their recent segment on our 2022 contest.

Nov. 14, 2021: YouTube age restrictions 

We are aware that YouTube has placed age restrictions on The People Next Door video... read more