Contests & Competitions
Language Arts/Writing Competitions
Newsday: Future newspaper creators and writers from upper elementary through high school are eligible to enter this competition.
Word Masters: A national competition for students in grades 3-8, which encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning. Over 4,200 school teams, from 50 states, participated last year.
National elementary school competitions (grades K-6)
- ABACUS International Math Challenge (grades 3-8)
- Continental Mathematics League (grades 2 – 9, Calculus and Computer)
- Math Kangaroo Competition (grades 2-12)
- Math League (grades 4-12)
- Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS) (grades 4-6 and 7-8)
- MathWizz (grades K-12)
- Noetic Learning Math Contest (grades 2-5)
- Online Math League (grades 2-9)
- SBU Math Contest (grades 3-8)
- American Mathematics Contest
- MathFax (grades 3-12)
- Rocket City Math League (pre-algebra to calculus) SBU Math Contest (grades 3-8)
- USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS) (grades 6-8)
Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics (UCTM) puts on Utah’s Largest Math Event (ULME), which provides an opportunity for Utah teachers and students to join together in meaningful mathematics. The ULME activities are designed to encourage students to work together creatively as they solve rich and challenging problems
Amazing Kids: is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping kids realize their amazing potential. From “Amazing Kids of the Month,” to linking students with mentors and contests, this program supports the unique talents of children and aspires to build on their talents.
Gloria Barron Prize for young Heroes: This competition is looking for students 8-18 who have made a significant positive difference in the world.
Philosophy Slam: Kindergarteners through high school can join in slamming fun of philosophy through this contest.
Toy Challenge: Open to students in grades 5-8, the Toy Challenge combines the skill of science, engineering, creativity, art and design to challenge you to create a new toy.
Christopher Columbus Awards: Middle school students are challenged to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem.
Social Studies Competitions
National Geography Bee: Grades 4-8 participate in this competition. Specifically created to encourage teachers to spark more interest in geography, this competition creates public awareness about geography.
National History Day: Individuals or groups from grades 6-12 are invited to participate in the discovery and interpretation of historical topics related to an annual theme. Each state has specific requirements and winners advance to national levels.