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General Creative Problem Solving Contests

  • Kids Philosophy Slam
    Students are asked to write, create poetry, music or artwork regarding a philosophical question posed each year. Homeschoolers and special needs children are encouraged to enter.
    Grade: K-12th
    Deadline: February

  • Destination Imagination
    A Destination ImagiNation Challenge is an open-ended exercise that prompts students to use creativity and teamwork to solve a problem. Every season, teams of up to seven members focus on designing and creating solutions to challenges.
    Grades: K-12th
    Deadline: March

  • STEM Video Game Challenge
    Inspired by the Educate to Innovate Campaign, President Obama’s initiative to promote a renewed focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition whose goal is to motivate interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games.
    Grades: 6th-12th
    Deadline: January

  • Knowledge Master Open Academic Hallmarks

    Teams in the Knowledge Master Open receive curriculum-based contest questions (200 at secondary levels; 100 at 5th & 6th grade levels) on a CD-ROM and compete using a computer at their own schools. The event is held twice each year for both secondary and 5th & 6th grade teams.
    Grade: 5th-12th
    Deadline: Winter and Spring

  • Davidson Fellows
    The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards scholarships to extraordinary young people who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box.
    Ages: 18 and younger
    Deadline: February

  • National Marbles Tournament
    This is a national marbles contest, open to contestants who have won a locally recognized marbles contest. Held in New Jersey.
    Ages: 7-15
    Deadline: June

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