homeschool_contests

Updated: June 2017

Academic, Artistic, Service Oriented, STEM and other contests and challenges that are specifically for homeschoolers or allow homeschooled students to enter.



Academic Contests:

HSLDA Contests:

Who: Homeschooled Students

Dates: One contest per quarter –

 

Dream Quest One Writing and Poetry Contest: 

Poetic Power Poetry Contest: 

 

 

Khan Academy 

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

Artistic Contests:

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

Doodle4Google

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.

Reading Programs:

Pizza Hut

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.

STEM Contests:

Science Olympiad:

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)…