Elementary Students Compete in Nationwide Creativity Contest to Win A Visit From the Harlem Globetrotters and cash prizes from Jersey Mike’s Subs | News Direct

Elementary Students Compete in Nationwide Creativity Contest to Win A Visit From the Harlem Globetrotters and cash prizes from Jersey Mike’s Subs

News release by Campus Multimedia

facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon NEW YORK | January 05, 2024 07:55 AM Eastern Standard Time

 Jersey Mike’s Subs announced today the return of its elementary school creativity competition in partnership with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters. Known as the “Court of Creativity presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs,” the contest will award $1,000 to 10 finalists, and one grand prize-winning school will receive a visit from the Harlem Globetrotters before the end of the 2023-24 school year.

The contest, which is currently active, launches in conjunction with International Creativity Month, which is celebrated every year in January. Entries will be accepted through March 31, 2024, with the grand prize-winning school to be announced on or around “World Creativity Day” on April 21, 2024. Winning entries will be judged on creative innovation as it relates to the sport of basketball, how the entry incorporates educational themes, the level of complexity, and overall creativity.

The initiative is aimed to inspire elementary school students to do what they love in a way that also incorporates basketball – something the Harlem Globetrotters demonstrate every time on the court and in the community as Goodwill Ambassadors. Together, Jersey Mike’s Subs and the Harlem Globetrotters encourage students to get moving and start creating.

School administrators, teachers, PTA representatives, and parents can submit a video or photo of an elementary school student in the U.S. showcasing their creativity HERE. Past students submitted trick shots, classroom STEM activities, Harlem Globetrotter-inspired art, basketball-inspired songs, extracurricular activities, and baked goods. Click HERE to get involved or find more.

“Incorporating creativity into instruction is what great educators do every day,” said Pete Kurty, Principal of Glacier Ridge Elementary School, whose students won the grand prize for the inaugural 2023 Court of Creativity Contest. “Thank you to Jersey Mike’s and the Harlem Globetrotters for encouraging and promoting creativity and quality instruction in order to provide an amazing educational experience for students.”

“The submissions we received in our inaugural year were inspiring and we are excited to see the creativity from elementary school students across the country again this year,” said Rich Hope, Chief Marketing Officer of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc. “Kids, the ball’s in your court. Go create!”

“Creativity is a critical part of what we do as the Harlem Globetrotters, and we’re excited to provide a platform to foster creative expression in kids with the help of our friends at Jersey Mike’s,” said Keith Dawkins, President of Harlem Globetrotters and Herschend Entertainment Studios ”Our CSR efforts (our Goodwill Ambassador Initiative) are focused around Education, Health & Wellness and Community Empowerment and this partnership is helping us make a deeper impact with the next generation of kids.”

The program is powered by Campus Multimedia as they partner to support schools and leverage their trusted network to make schools aware of this exciting opportunity to inspire students to showcase their creativity.

The “Court of Creativity presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs” contest is open to public, private, or vocational schools with grades Kindergarten through 5th and located in the United States. Submissions can be made by the school administration, the parent or legal guardian of a child that is currently enrolled in an elementary school.


Jersey Mike’s Subs, with more than 2,500 locations nationwide, serves authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs on in-store freshly baked bread — the same recipe it started with in 1956. Passion for giving in Jersey Mike’s local communities is reflected in its mission statement “Giving…making a difference in someone’s life.” For more information, please visit jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/jerseymikes), Instagram (instagram.com/jerseymikes), and Twitter (twitter.com/jerseymikes.com).


The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters are THE originators of basketball style, captured by dynamic athletes with unmatched skills and influencers of today’s game. The team has showcased their iconic brand of basketball in over 124 countries and territories across six continents since 1926. Proud inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, their mission continues to advance the game of basketball and deliver exciting and interactive entertainment to the world. If you have ever seen a jump shot, slam dunk or a half-court hook shot, you have witnessed the creative moves made famous by the Globetrotters.The Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S.


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