Information on upcoming Discovery Girls photo shoots
That's right—we're getting ready to choose 36 girls to attend our 2014 Girls Leadership Summit in California and help us create future issues of Discovery Girls magazine! No matter which state or province you live in, you're invited to apply!
We are accepting questionnaires from now through April 15—read the details and get started now!
IMPORTANT UPDATE (Jan 22, 2014): We now have 2 versions of the Questionnaire. The schedules for each are as follows:
Original Questionnaire/Version 1: Submit by Monday, February 3.
New Questionnaire/Version 2: Submit anytime between February 4 and April 15.
We consider all of our readers “Discovery Girls”—girls who are curious, strong, and enthusiastic about becoming the very best they can be. We also feature several girls in each issue of the magazine who are our Discovery Girls for that issue. We used to visit a different state for each issue and work with our Discovery Girls from that state to put together the issue. Last year, we held our first Discovery Girls Summit. Thirty-six girls came to California for a 3-day summit, during which they learned leadership skills, attended photo shoots, worked with our editors to brainstorm ideas for the magazine, and had tons of fun! It was a huge success, so we’re doing it again in 2014!
That’s right! You no longer have to wait until we’re visiting your state or province to be considered—no matter where you live in the United States or Canada, you can apply! Keep in mind, though, that we’ll only be holding one Summit in 2014. We won’t be selecting Discovery Girls again until 2015, so don’t miss out!
The Summit will be held in the San Francisco Bay area. Details on the exact location will be sent to the girls who are chosen to attend. There will be two 3-day sessions in July. If you are chosen, you will need to be available to come to California during this time period. (If you are chosen, we will let you know exact dates when you are notified).
All girls who live in the United States and Canada who are between the ages of 8 and 12.
We're accepting applications until April 15, 2014.
Girls will be notified by the end of May.
IMPORTANT: Before you can submit an application, your parents must complete our consent process. Ask them to read the details in the "For Parents" section below.
While you're waiting for your parents to complete the consent process, read questionnaires and deadlines, and the photos you'll need below. You can start working on your questionnaire answers now! Good luck!
Tip #1: Think Hard About Your Answers, and Don’t Forget the Details! We really want to get to know you, so think carefully about your answers and remember to include details. For example, if your dream is to become a pediatrician, tell us why. You play five sports? What have you learned about yourself from playing each one? Are there days when you feel discouraged...or inspired? Don't be afraid to let your personality shine through in your answers—help us get to know the REAL you!
Tip #2: Remember: There Are No "Wrong" Answers. This isn't a test--we just want to know what you think. Even if you are not chosen for the summit, your answers will help us make Discovery Girls as relevant and helpful as it can be.
Tip #3: Write Your Answers in a Separate Word Doc. Write your answers out in a separate Word document (or any type of text file on your computer). When the application process opens, you’ll need to cut and paste them into the web form.
Tip #4: Photos Are a Must! Remember to submit three recent photos of yourself! Without photos, we can't consider you to be a Discovery Girl, no matter how well you've answered the questions! You can also send us photos of projects or crafts you've made—we'd love to see them. There's even a place on the questionnaire where you can share links to things like online videos or your blog or web site. Those things are all optional—but we MUST have three photos of you!
VERY IMPORTANT: This year, we have so many questions that we want to ask you that we’re using two versions of the questionnaire. Here are the schedules for these versions:
ORIGINAL QUESTIONAIRE/VERSION 1:
Submit by February 3.
NEW QUESTIONNAIRE/VERSION 2:
Submit between February 4 and April 15.
All eligible girls who apply, regardless of which questionnaire they submit, will be considered for the summit.
ORIGINAL Questionnaire/Version 1
IMPORTANT: If you plan to submit your questionnaire after Monday, February 3, please use the New Questionnaire/Version 2 instead.
We are accepting this version of the questionnaire through February 3.
NEW Questionnaire/Version 2
We are accepting this version of the questionnaire from February 4 through April 15.
IMPORTANT: Each photo must be at least 100 KB in size (4 MB max) and must be either a jpeg or png.
Before your daugher can submit an application to our 2014 Girls' Leadership Summit, we MUST have your permission to collect personal information from her. This information will include her name, email address, birthdate, state or province, photos of her, and her answers to the list of questions on our questionnaire. The information your child submits will not be made publicly available or shared with any third parties. It will only be used within Discovery Girls, Inc., for the sole purpose of allowing your child to participate in the selection process for the 2014 Girls' Leadership Summit. If your child is selected and chooses to participate, you will need to sign additional releases.
1. Request a consent confirmation code below.
2. You will receive an email from us with a randomly generated consent confirmation code. You may use this code to begin the application process below.
3. If at any time you wish to revoke consent and request that we delete your child's information, instructions how to do so will be in the confirmation email you are sent.
If you are chosen to be a Discovery Girl, we will contact your parent or guardian via e-mail around May 31st. Once the Discovery Girls have been notified, we will post a notice here. The girls who are selected will need to available and able to make arrangements to come to San Jose, California in late July.
Questionnaires must be submitted by 11:59 PM Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Pacific Time.