THE MOTIVATION

Is it the...

Toys?

Gift cards?

Concert Tickets?

Electronics?

YES! 

All of the above

BUT

The intrinsic value is the REAL reward.

Students feel intrinsic value from competing and being a part of a challenge. They feel intrinsic value from participating and being a part of a publication. They feel intrinsic reward from being acknowledged by their peers. They feel intrinsic value and reward from winning and succeeding, after setting their sights on a goal. They get motivation from  their peers, and healthy competitive willingness from the possibility of being "famous" for all the right reasons. 

They get motivation from within! We just give them a little nudge.