July 13,2017


Your STARTALK Program!


National Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day led by the National Summer Learning Association (www.summerlearning.org) aimed at keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer. This summer, we want to encourage you to take part with your STARTALK program and showcase how STARTALK keeps kids learning every summer!


Enter the STARTALK Summer Learning Day Contest by posting a photo of you and your classmates exploring your world through STARTALK this summer! You could win cash prizes or STARTALK promotional items. The grand prize is $100 dollars! Just snap and share photos of you being a world language explorer in your STARTALK program. It’s easy to enter!

  1. If you are under 18, make sure you have your parent’s or guardian’s permission first and that they have completed the STARTALK consent form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/STARTALK_Parents_Consent
  2. Share photos of you being a world language explorer on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #STARTALK17 and #KeepKidsLearning, and be sure to mention or tag @STARTALK_NFLC in your post. Have fun and be creative with the theme! You can enter up to 5 photos in the contest.
  3. Entries will be accepted between June 19th and July 11th 2017. Winners will be announced on the STARTALK Twitter and Instagram accounts on July 13th. One grand prize of $100 will be awarded to a photo selected by the National Foreign Language Center. Second place will receive $50, and third place will receive $25. Honorable mentions will receive STARTALK promotional items.


  1. Entries will be accepted via Twitter and Instagram posts. Each entry must use the hashtags #STARTALK17 and #KeepKidsLearning and mention @Startalk_nflc in their post
  2. A maximum of 5 entries per user account are allowed
  3. Minors parents must have completed the STARTALK online consent form before participating in the contest. Completion of the consent form will be confirmed prior to announcing winners on July 13th.
  4. Contest opens 6/19/2017 at 12:00am (EDT) and closes at 7/11/2017 at 11:59pm (EDT). Entries must be received by 11:59pm (EDT) on July 11th to be considered for the grand prize. Winners will be determined by the National Foreign Language Center. Winners will be announced on July 13th on the STARTALK Instagram and Twitter accounts.
  5. Prizes are as follows: One Grand Prize winner will win a check for $100, one Second Prize winner will win a check for $50, one Third Place winner will win a check for $25. An additional 3-5 Honorable Mentions will be selected. All winners and honorable mentions will be featured on STARTALK social media platforms and also receive STARTALK promotional items.
  6. Winners will be notified by the National Foreign Language Center via their Instagram or Twitter account by 5:00pm on July 13th, and prizes will be sent by mail.
  7. We look forward to celebrating the power of summer learning and STARTALK with you this summer!