The National Youth Foundation, together with Robert Covington of the Philadelphia 76ers and Jordan Hicks of the Philadelphia Eagles, proudly presents:

The 2017 Student Book Scholars Contest


Attention young writers and artists!

Have you ever wanted to create your own book?

Student Book Scholar Sample Cover

Well, here’s your chance!  You and your team could become published authors and win cool prizes!

The theme for 2017 is Tolerance.  All entries submitted must incorporate the theme.

Two winners will be selected by Rob Covington and Jordan Hicks.  Published books will be distributed to local libraries. Each member of the two grand prize winning teams (up to 10 students and 1 project coordinator) will receive:

  • 2 hardcover copies of their book
  • $100 Barnes and Noble gift card
  • An invitation to a book launch event.


Rob Covington, Philadelphia 76ers 

“The art of creative expression can provide great opportunities.
When you channel that energy through the power of teamwork, the sky becomes the limit.”



“Working in a team helped me to express my creativity while learning from others.”

Julius, Age 11

“I loved drawing and coloring for a real book.  Plus, I really liked making new friends.”

Elizabeth, Age 7