Competitions and Scholarships

  • 60SecondScience Video Competition
    60SecondScience is a global science video competition involving students and citizens from over 40 different countries. The purpose of the competition is to celebrate peoples' ability to better understand the world around them. To do this, an applicant must create a short video explaining an invention, an experiment, a science concept, or an idea, which will then be based on science accuracy, communication, and video production values. For more information about the competition, visit
  • Energy Department Launches America's Home Energy Education Challenge
    Registration is now available for America's Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC). This challenge is a national student competition that is put on by NSTA for the Energy Department and aims to help families save money by using less energy. The challenge will be broken up into the Home Energy Challenge and the Energy Fitness Award. Students from 3rd grade to 8th grade are eligible to enter.
  • MS and HS Science Competition Addressing Climate Change
    Middle school and high school students have the opportunity to become engaged with the fight against climate change with the Innovate to Mitigate design competition. Conducted by the R&D nonprofit organization TERC inc., teams of students compete to design and test a prototype that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Teams then create a video and poster for a presentation of their idea in an online conference. Funded by the National Science Foundation, scientists will judge the presentations and award prizes up to $1,000. Deadline to apply for the competition is July 1st and the competition will close in December 2014. More information and competition details can be found at
  • NACD National Poster Contest
    The annual National Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through twelfth grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The poster contest theme follows the annual Stewardship theme. The contest is co-sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts and the NACD Auxiliary. The contest is open to public, private, or home school students, and has five grade level categories: K-1, grades 2-3; grades 4-6; grades 7-9; and grades 10-12. To enter the contest start by finding your local conservation district. Follow the rules and due dates set by the local NACD organizers. The contest begins at the district level, advances to the state level, and finally state winners will be entered into a national contest. Only posters judged at the local and state level are eligible for the national contest. National winners are recognized each year at NACD's annual meeting. The top two posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes. First place winners will receive $100 and second place winners will receive $75. For more information please visit NACD's poster contest headquarters, and contact your local NACD district to get started. Deadline: Varies from state to state.


  • The President's Environmental Youth Awards Competition for K-12
    Do you know of a student's environmental project that's worth of national recognition? Each year the U.S. Environmental Agency's PEYA program honors environmental projects completed by students between kindergarten and 12th grade. Winning projects in the past have covered a wide range of subjects that promote environmental stewardship including: environmental science projects, recycling programs in schools and communities, environmental awareness campaigns, and videos, skits, and newsletters that focused on environmental issues. Each PEYA applicant receives a signed certificate from the President of the United States. One outstanding project from each EPA region will win a trip to Washington, D.C. The deadline for submitting an application is December 31st of each year. For more information and to apply visit the PEYA web site.