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Academic Competitions

There is a wide array of competitions outside the world of sports. Many of these academic competitions offer cash prizes, travel opportunities, scholarships and more. Whether you are a scholar/athlete, or just a plain scholar, competitions can be a worthwhile addition to your college application.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

USA Mathematical Talent Search

AAN Neuroscience Research Prizes

American Sleep Medicine Foundation High School Video Contest

Brain Awareness Video Contest

International Brain Bee

Neuroscience for Kids Art and Poetry Writing Contest

USA Biology Olympiad

American Mathematics Competitions (Math)

North American Computational Linguists Olympiad (Logic)

Regeneron Science Talent Search

USA Computing Olympiad

American Computer Science League (Programming)

Google Code Jam

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Shell Eco-marathon (Sustainability)

Solar Car Challenge (Sustainability)

Technology Student Association Competitions (Technology, Photography)

eCYBERMISSION! (Middle School)

ExploraVision (Technology, Engineering)

MIT THINK Scholars Program (Science, Technology)

BioGENEius Competition (Biotechnology)

Broadcom MASTERS (Middle School), (STEM)

Davidson Fellows Awards (Middle School), (STEM, literature, music, philosophy)

Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Google Science Fair

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Intel Science Talent Search

International Chemistry Olympiad

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology

Humanities, Writing, the Arts, and more...

Academic Worldquest (Global Studies, History, Geography, Culture)

American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest Competition (Global Studies, International Relations)

American Legion High School Oratorical Contest (Political Science, Public Speaking)

C-Span StudentCam Competition (Political Science, Filmmaking)

Congressional Seminar Essay Contest (Political Science)

Future Problem Solving Program International Competitions (Leadership)

Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People (Leadership)

Harvard Model Congress (Political Science)

Model U.N. (Political Science)

Patriot's Pen Essay Contest (Leadership)

Profile in Courage Essay Contest (Leadership)

We the People Challenge (Leadership)

U.S. Senate Youth Program (Political Science, Leadership)

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America - Congressional Essay Contest (Government)

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Awards (Journalism, Art)

Congressional Art Competition (Art)

Future City Competition (Urban Planning)

International Graphic Arts Education Association Gutenberg Award (Graphic Design, Website Design)

Quill and Scroll International Contests (Writing, Photography, Journalism)

Reflections Arts Program (Dance, Film, Writing, Music, Photography, Art)

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

youngARTS Competition

Davidson Fellows Awards (Middle School), (STEM, literature, music, philosophy)

STEM

USA Mathematical Talent Search

AAN Neuroscience Research Prizes

American Sleep Medicine Foundation High School Video Contest

Brain Awareness Video Contest

International Brain Bee

Neuroscience for Kids Art and Poetry Writing Contest

USA Biology Olympiad

American Mathematics Competitions (Math)

North American Computational Linguists Olympiad (Logic)

Regeneron Science Talent Search

USA Computing Olympiad

American Computer Science League (Programming)

Shell Eco-marathon (Sustainability)

Solar Car Challenge (Sustainability)

Technology Student Association Competitions (Technology, Photography)

eCYBERMISSION! (Middle School)

ExploraVision (Technology, Engineering)

MIT THINK Scholars Program (Science, Technology)

BioGENEius Competition (Biotechnology)

Broadcom MASTERS (Middle School), (STEM)

Davidson Fellows Awards (Middle School), (STEM, literature, music, philosophy)

Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Google Science Fair

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Intel Science Talent Search

International Chemistry Olympiad

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology

Humanities

Academic Worldquest (Global Studies, History, Geography, Culture)

American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest Competition (Global Studies, International Relations)

American Legion High School Oratorical Contest (Political Science, Public Speaking)

C-Span StudentCam Competition (Political Science, Filmmaking)

Congressional Seminar Essay Contest (Political Science)

Future Problem Solving Program International Competitions (Leadership)

Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People (Leadership)

Harvard Model Congress (Political Science)

Model U.N. (Political Science)

Patriot's Pen Essay Contest (Leadership)

Profile in Courage Essay Contest (Leadership)

We the People Challenge (Leadership)

U.S. Senate Youth Program (Political Science, Leadership)

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America - Congressional Essay Contest (Government)

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Awards (Journalism, Art)

Congressional Art Competition (Art)

Future City Competition (Urban Planning)

International Graphic Arts Education Association Gutenberg Award (Graphic Design, Website Design)

Quill and Scroll International Contests (Writing, Photography, Journalism)

Reflections Arts Program (Dance, Film, Writing, Music, Photography, Art)

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

youngARTS Competition

STEM

USA Mathematical Talent Search

AAN Neuroscience Research Prizes

American Sleep Medicine Foundation High School Video Contest

Brain Awareness Video Contest

International Brain Bee

Neuroscience for Kids Art and Poetry Writing Contest

USA Biology Olympiad

American Mathematics Competitions (Math)

North American Computational Linguists Olympiad (Logic)

Regeneron Science Talent Search

USA Computing Olympiad

American Computer Science League (Programming)

Shell Eco-marathon (Sustainability)

Solar Car Challenge (Sustainability)

Technology Student Association Competitions (Technology, Photography)

eCYBERMISSION! (Middle School)

ExploraVision (Technology, Engineering)

MIT THINK Scholars Program (Science, Technology)

BioGENEius Competition (Biotechnology)

Broadcom MASTERS (Middle School), (STEM)

Davidson Fellows Awards (Middle School), (STEM, literature, music, philosophy)

Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Google Science Fair

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Intel Science Talent Search

International Chemistry Olympiad

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology

Humanities

Academic Worldquest (Global Studies, History, Geography, Culture)

American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest Competition (Global Studies, International Relations)

American Legion High School Oratorical Contest (Political Science, Public Speaking)

C-Span StudentCam Competition (Political Science, Filmmaking)

Congressional Seminar Essay Contest (Political Science)

Future Problem Solving Program International Competitions (Leadership)

Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People (Leadership)

Harvard Model Congress (Political Science)

Model U.N. (Political Science)

Patriot's Pen Essay Contest (Leadership)

Profile in Courage Essay Contest (Leadership)

We the People Challenge (Leadership)

U.S. Senate Youth Program (Political Science, Leadership)

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America - Congressional Essay Contest (Government)

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Awards (Journalism, Art)

Congressional Art Competition (Art)

Future City Competition (Urban Planning)

International Graphic Arts Education Association Gutenberg Award (Graphic Design, Website Design)

Quill and Scroll International Contests (Writing, Photography, Journalism)

Reflections Arts Program (Dance, Film, Writing, Music, Photography, Art)

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

youngARTS Competition