Student Science – Society for Science & the Public (SSP)  and  Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) – Each year high school students all over the world participate in SSP sponsored science fairs. Then the best from these fairs are invited to participate in the ISEF fair where 1700 students from all over the world come together each year to compete for millions of dollars in prizes.

Student Science – Society for Science & the Public and Intel Science Talent Search (STS)  – Each year over 1800 students attending American high schools compete in the nations oldest science competition.

The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology – High school students compete in individual and team research projects at regional and national levels of competition as they vie for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $100,000.

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium – Students from grades 9 – 12 compete in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for scholarships.

Biotechnology Institute provides high school students the opportunity to compete for awards in the fields of health care and medical biotechnologyagriculture biotechnology, and industrial and environmental biotechnology.

Young Scientist Challenge – Science competition for kids ranging in age from 5 – 8.

Broadcom MASTERS – Science and engineering competition for middle grade students.

Kids Science Challenge – Science competition for kids in grades 3 – 6.

National Science Bowl – Sponsored by the Department of Energy, teams of high school and middle school students compete in a verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math.

Toshiba ExploraVision together with the National Science Teachers Association  – Provide students under the age of 21 the opportunity to compete using science and their own imagination to create and explore a vision of future technologies.

Science Olympiad – Interscholastic competitions consisting of a series of individual and team events. Teams compete in four divisions: grades K-3, grades 3-6, grades 6-9, and grades 9-12.


Engineering Girl  – Provides an essay contest on the impact engineering has on our world.

Conrad Spirit of Innovation – High school students ranging in age from 13 – 15 compete in teams to develop solutions to complex problems in one of the following four categories: Aerospace and Aviation, Energy and Environment, Cyber Technology and Security, and Health and Nutrition.

National Academy of Engineering – Competition  for high school and middle school students to create a 1 – 2 minute video focused on a mega engineering project. Mega engineering projects affect a broader audience and might require teams to work across countries and cultures to find a solution.

eCybermission  –  Web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams. Teams propose solutions to a real problem in their community and compete for State, Regional and National Awards.

Future Engineers – An educational platform that hosts and develops design challenges for young innovators.

Project Girls – Computer science competition for middle school girls.

Technovation– Competition for girls to learn how to code and build a mobile app that will solve a current problem. No coding experience necessary. There are two categories of competition: one for girls 14 years old and younger and one for girls 14 – 19.

Technology Student Association  – list of technology competitions for middle school and high school students.

National Fluid Power Association  – Challenges kids in 8th grade to solve an engineering problem with fluid power.

Lemelson – MIT Program InvenTeams – Teams comprised of high school students, educators and mentors compete to provide technological solutions to real world problems.

FIRST – Lots of program opportunities and challenges for future engineers in grades K – 12.

Future City – Engineering competition for grades 6 – 8 . Working as a team with an educator and engineer mentor students plan cities using SimCity™ software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges at Regional Competitions. Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals.

Odyssey Of The Mind  – International educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.


Ayn Rand Institute Fountainhead Essay Contest – For 11th and 12th graders. Over 400 prizes totalling $50,000 awarded.

Ocean Awareness – A challenge for middle grade and high school students from around the world to provide art, prose, video, or film on a particular topic.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards –  Teens in grades 7 through 12 from public, private, or home schools can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships.


Doodle for Google – A competition designed especially for school children, providing them with a unique opportunity to have their design featured on their country’s Google homepage.

Adobe Youth Award – Online competition that encourages youth to creatively express their vision for driving positive change in local communities.




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