Anniversary Week Giveaways: We have winners!

Many thanks to everyone who entered our two-year anniversary giveaways this week and helped spread the word. We've notified all our winning entrants by email. Great big heaps o’ gratitude to the wonderful businesses and organizations who made it possible by contributing all the items we're giving away.

The entry process and randomized drawing went ever so smoothly thanks to the free app known as Rafflecopter. And the winners are . . .

Friendly Chemistry curriculum:
Kristi C.
STEAM3 Interactive Playground passes:

Stacey L. and Andee K.
Toybrary Austin 6-visit Stay & Play punch card:

May T.
Austin Tinkering School set of 3 Tinkering Challenge Boxes:

Monica P.
Smudge Studios art workshop gift certificate:

Jan B.
The Universe Trilogy children’s science books:

Jody H.

For those of you whose names were not drawn, here are two virtual hugs of consolation:

  • If you register for STEAM3 by Dec. 31 using the special code ALTEDATX, you’ll receive an extra $10 off the special earlybird price on the complete conference, interactive playground, and VIP party.
  • All entrants in the Friendly Chemistry giveaway are eligible for a 25% discount off the purchase of a student textbook. Just email Joey & Lisa at, tell them you came from Alt Ed Austin’s giveaway, and you’ll get a special code to use at checkout.

I look forward to sharing many more alternative learning resources and opportunities with you in the coming year!


Giveaway: Smudge Studios gift certificate

It’s Day 5 of our week of giveaways in honor of Alt Ed Austin’s second anniversary, and those notorious instigators of creativity over at Smudge Studios are helping us celebrate! They’ve offered up a $45 workshop gift certificate to one of our readers. They have lots of awesome art workshops for kids and adults to choose from, including some with winter holiday themes coming right up.

Smudge Studios after-school and homeschool students’ recent work with watercolors, salt, glue, wax, alcohol, and pushpins

Smudge founders Heather and Jaclyn both come from teaching backgrounds with an emphasis in art. They firmly believe that “everyone has a creative soul waiting to be unleashed”—and they are experts at that tricky unleashing part. In addition to workshops, they offer after-school and homeschool classes, weekend workshops, camps, adult studio time, parties, and other events for all ages.

Don’t miss the Smudge Studios Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 14, featuring handmade gifts from local artists. And if you need to get the kids out of the house on December 23 for some creative hands-on fun, sign them up for the Smudge Studios half-day winter camp for ages 4–13.

Back to the giveaway: You can enter the randomized drawing in various ways below. Be sure to do so by midnight on Thursday, December 12; we’ll announce the winners of all of the week’s special giveaways on Friday. Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway