Spirit of Nevada Scholarship Contest


Students can submit original work across four categories, including

video, art, written word and music production.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – The twelfth annual Spirit of Nevada scholarship contest is
now open for Clark County School District high school students. The theme for the 2021
competition is “Nevada Past and Present.” Sponsored by the Richard Harris Law Firm,
the contest awards four high school students with a $1,000 scholarship for displaying
their creative interpretation of this year’s contest mantra through video, original work of
art, short story or poem, or original song.
“It’s fascinating to see how much has changed throughout Nevada over the decades.
Since moving to Las Vegas at the age of 15 years old, so much has developed. Nothing
brings me more joy than to see our great State thriving and growing,” said Richard
Harris, Founder of the Richard Harris Law Firm. “I have always treasured the beauty of
Nevada and there is so much to appreciate when looking at the past and present of
Nevada. I can’t wait to see how the students this year portray the theme.”
The Spirit of Nevada scholarship encourages students to display their creativity in many
ways, from music production, video, artwork, or written word. Through the Spirit of
Nevada scholarship contest, students are encouraged to express themselves and their
love for the State of Nevada in the medium that feels most natural to them. The theme
“Nevada Past and Present” encourages students to share stories and memories of
hidden gems throughout Nevada’s history.
“As we travel throughout Nevada filming new episodes of Spirit of Nevada, I learn so
much about our great State’s history,” said Samantha Chian, host of Spirit of Nevada.
“Entering the 12th year of the Spirit of Nevada scholarship, I know we’ll have the
opportunity to review incredible submissions from our students and learn more about
the past and present beauty across the State. I’m looking forward to seeing our students
acknowledge, learn and appreciate all that Nevada’s past and present has to offer.”

There will be four $1,000 scholarships available, one to be awarded to the student with
the best entry in each category. Additionally, $500 will be awarded to the school of each
winning student.
Submissions may be made online or in-person at the Richard Harris Law Firm until
Friday, April 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
For further entry instructions, visit SpiritOfNevada.org.
Contest Rules:
● Students must be currently enrolled in a high school in Clark County.
● Students must be in grades 9 to 12.
● Students under the age of 18 must obtain parent/guardian permission.
● Contest categories and parameters for entry:
o A video (maximum seven minutes, includes film, animation, etc.);
o An original work of art (includes painting, sculpture, cartoon, etc.);
o A short story or poem (maximum 2,000 words);
o An original song or musical production (maximum seven minutes).
o These are the only entry methods, and entries must fit properly into one of
these categories to be eligible.

● Submission must be the original work of the contestant.
● Student Release Waiver and Consent of Broadcast and Advertising forms must
be filled out and submitted with all submissions. These forms are available on
Entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021.
For full contest details, visit SpiritOfNevada.org.

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