OLYMPIA — Legacy Washington’s “Ahead of the Curve” student contest submission deadline has been extended to May 31. Washington students in grades 6-12 wishing to enter the contest must submit an entry form, along with either a written work, two-dimensional art, or a podcast that showcases an individual they believe is ahead of the curve in their community. Additional details can be found here.

The contest is in conjunction with Legacy Washington’s “Ahead of the Curve” exhibit, which opened in September 2019 and celebrates trailblazing women in Washington state history

Winners will be selected in each category in grades 6-8 and 9-12. Selected winners will receive a gift card and a special certificate during an awards ceremony in the Secretary of State’s office in Olympia. Ceremony date and details are to be determined. Winning pieces will be featured on the Secretary of State’s website and social media accounts.

Washington’s Office of Secretary of State oversees a number of areas within state government, including managing state elections, registering corporations and charities, and governing the use of the state flag and state seal. The office also manages the State Archives and the State Library, documents extraordinary stories in Washington’s history through Legacy Washington, oversees theCombined Fund Drive for charitable giving by state employees, and administers the state’s Address Confidentiality Program to help protect survivors of crime.