Scholastic Contests

National Contests for Youth Ages K-12 Grades

Kids are Authors

Kids work in groups of 3 or more to write and illustrate their own book.

Grades K-8

Win $2,000 in Scholastic Book Materials

100 Copies of your Published Book

Check back for next year's contest dates.


Listen to a Life Contest

The Legacy Project
Ages 8-18

Teams consist of young person 8-18 years of age and a grandparent or grandfriend   50 years or over.  Young person submits their 300 word essay based on their interview with the older person.

Toshiba NSTA ExploraVision Awards

First Prize (4 Teams) Receive

$10,000 U.S. EE Bond Each Student
Second Prize (4 Teams) Receive

$5,000 U.S. EE Bond Each Student
Grades K-12
Check back for next year's contest deadline.


Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest

Grades K-12

Four Groups of Judging:
K-3,    4-6,   7-9,   10-12

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Educational Services Section

Attention:  Duck Stamp Coordinator

Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 524-4146

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Scripps National Spelling Bee
Students that have not passed beyond the

8th grade



Trinity College

Fire Fighting Robot Contest

Academic teams develop a robot to put out fires within the home

National Geographic Bee

Grades 4th - 8th Geography Competition

National Competition


Christopher Columbus Awards

Grades 6-8

National Competition combining science and technology.  Team work for community problem solving.


National Engineers Week

Future City Competition

Grades 7-8

Team Competition using Math, Science and Engineering. 


Kids Philosophy Slam

Most Philosophical Student in America Contest

Grades K-12

2012 National Science Olympiad

2065 National Tournament

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN




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