Academic contests can be powerful outside evidence of student accomplishments and learning. Remember that most contests run on the academic year with registration in the fall and winners announced in the early spring. If you find that there are no current contests when you check, please check back in the fall for the new deadlines.
Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge
Deadline: Apr 26, 2026
Students, grades 5-8, are invited to create a 1-2 minute video describing a new, innovative solution that could solve an everyday problem. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills. Challenge entry due April 26, 2022
This is an annual contest. (Previous winners)