Find all kinds of Arts, Humanities, Math, Science and Multidisciplinary competitions here.

A Great Source of information on Contests and Competitions
from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth

All the prizes are generously donated by CASIO electronics. All contest winners are chosen randomly from the pool of contestants that successfully solve that week's problem.

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Kids of all ages are welcome to send in their poems and short stories!

Sedgewick's Poetry Submission Form

Ebert's Short StorySubmission Form


The DuPont Challenge is an essay of 700 to 1,000 words discussing a scientific or technological development, event or theory that has captured your interest and attention.

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Unlocking that potential is the job of the Bayer/NSF Award, a cutting-edge nationwide competition that combines science and technology with community problem-solving in a real-world setting. Sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students working in teams of three or four identify an issue they care about and use science and technology to develop an innovative solution. They work with experts, conduct research and put their ideas to the test, just like adult scientists. It’s an experience that not only motivates kids, but teaches them lessons about science, their communities and themselves that last a lifetime.  


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Kids' Mystery Contest

Finish the mystery story that has been started for you. Winner gets their mystery published on Candlelight Stories and will receive three free mystery books from

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NASA Student Involvement Program is a national program of five competitions that links students directly with NASA's diverse and exciting mission of research, exploration, and discovery. Students (grades K-12) submit entries that sharpen their inquiry, problem solving, and creative writing skills. This program provides connections to national standards, state frameworks, and local school curriculum. NSIP is more than a competition, providing an inquiry-based approach to science, math, technology and geography education.


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Through ThinkQuest, young people work together in teams, use the Internet to research a topic in science, mathematics, literature, the social sciences or the arts, and publish their research as an educational web site for peers and classrooms around the world. ThinkQuest ClassRoom is the next evolution of the classroom based online collaborative student centered program, formerly known as ThinkQuest Junior. The ClassRoom partner program promotes interest in computers and technology as well as the introduction of the "Internet Style" of learning and personal growth in the information age. This program has been expanded to include teachers and students from grades 3 through 12.

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open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders


MATHCOUNTS promotes student interest in mathematics by making math achievement as challenging, exciting and prestigious as a school sport. At the beginning of each school year, the MATHCOUNTS Foundation provides a complimentary copy of its School Handbook and other materials to middle schools across the country. Teachers and volunteers use these materials to coach student "Mathletes," as part of in-class instruction or as an extracurricular activity.

After several months of coaching, participating schools select students to compete individually or as part of a team in one of the more than 500 written and oral competitions held nationwide and in U.S. schools overseas. The first competitions are held at the local level in February with winners progressing to state competitions in March. Results at the state level determine the top four individuals and top coach who earn the opportunity to represent their state or overseas team at the national finals. trip to represent their state at the national finals in May. At all levels, MATHCOUNTs motivates students to do well in math and recognizes them for their achievements.

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Thinking about trying out for the Bow Memorial MathCounts Team or looking for a way to prepare for the SATs or SATs? Check out the preparation drills at Most problems are adapted From MathCounts Competitions and Workouts.

ExploraVision is a competition for all students in grades K–12. It is designed to encourage students to combine their imagination with their knowledge of science and technology to explore visions of the future. Teams of students select a technology, research how it works and why it was invented and then project how that technology may change in the future. They must then identify what breakthroughs are required for their vision to become a reality and describe the positive and negative consequences of their technology on society. Winning ideas have focused on things as simple as ball-point pens and as complex as satellite communications. The student teams write a paper and draw a series of web page graphics to describe their idea. Regional winners make a web site and a prototype of their future vision.

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The Young Inventors Awards Program is open to all students in grades 2-8 in the United States and the U.S. Territories. Students must work independently to conceive and design their tool inventions. The student, with guidance from a teacher-advisor, parent, or significant adult, will design and build a tool. The tool must perform a practical function, including (but not limited to) tools that mend, make life easier or safer in some way, entertain, or solve an everyday problem.


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The West Point Bicentennial Engineering Design Contest is a nationwide competition aimed at promoting math, science, and technology education in U. S. elementary and secondary schools. Anyone can participate in this contest, but only eligible contestants -- U. S. students in Grades K through 12--may compete for prizes. (See the Contest Rules for specific eligibility criteria.) Contestants may compete individually or in teams of two.

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