Make lots of new friends and have tons of fun!
IMPORTANT: Let your parents know you want to apply, and ask them to read the information on this page, especially the "For Parents" section below. You will need their consent to apply.
Read all the details about participating below!
Follow the tips to put together a great questionnaire!
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. Each summer, we hold a Discovery Girls Leadership Summits to work with the Discovery Girls who will be in our upcoming issues. During the 2-day summit, the girls develop their leadership skills, attend photo shoots, work with our editors to brainstorm ideas for the magazine, and have tons of fun!
That’s right! No matter where you live, you can apply! Keep in mind, though, that we’ll only be holding one Summit in 2015. We won’t be selecting Discovery Girls again until 2016, so don’t miss out!
The Summit will be held in the San Francisco Bay area. Details on the exact dates and location will be sent to the girls who are chosen to attend. The Summit will take place during the summer, most likely in August. 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 are between the ages of 8 and 12.
We're accepting applications until April 14, 2015.
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're looking for sincere, thoughtful answers. 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!
You will need to include three photos of yourself:
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.
The deadline for questionnaires to be submitted for this stop has passed (Tuesday, April 14, 2015).
We are currently reviewing questionnaires and selecting our Discovery Girls for this stop. Thank you to everyone who filled out a questionnaire and sent it in!