Updated: June 2017
Academic, Artistic, Service Oriented, STEM and other contests and challenges that are specifically for homeschoolers or allow homeschooled students to enter.
Who: Homeschooled Students
Dates: One contest per quarter –
Dream Quest One Writing and Poetry Contest:
Poetic Power Poetry Contest:
Who: 18 and older
Dates: June 22nd – August 1st
What: 10 minute video explaining a complex subject – math, physics, engineering, etc…
Prizes: $300 for 9 finalists, $3000 grand prize, possibility to get hired to work for Khan making teaching videos
Breakthrough Junior Challenge
Who: Ages 13 – 18
Dates: September 1 – October 10th
What: Make a short film about a big idea in science or math
Prizes: $250,000 scholarship + additional prizes
HSLDA Art Contest:
Who: All Homeschool Children
Dates: Dec – Jan each year (Winter Contest)
What: See site for formats. Original, hand done art – 2D only.
Prizes: First – $100, Second – $75, Third – $50, Honorable Mention: $25
Who: All children K – 12 can enter
Dates: September 14th – December 2nd, 2016
What: Using any artistic medium, create a work of art in and around the word Google.
Prizes: $30,000 Scholarship, grant for school for technology (homeschoolers still get some, but much less), Chromebook Laptop, Android Tablet.
Who: K – 6
Dates: October – March
What: Set a reading goal and then meet that goal each month.
Prizes: free, one topping personal pan pizza each month the reading goal is met.
Google Science Fair:
Who: Children / Teens (ages 13 to 18)
Dates: Feb 21st – May 18th
What: Similar to a science fair, enter experiments, observations, engineer creations, etc…
Prizes: $50,000 Grand Prize. Various other prizes for regional winners and the special category winners (LEGO Educational Builder, National Geographic Explorer, Virgin Galactic Pioneer, The Scientific American Innovator, and more)…