Contests and Items of Interest August 2021
Earth Science Week 2021 Competitions:
Part of Life Around the World”
For Earth Science
Week 2021, the American Geosciences Institute invites you to enter
the “Water Is Part of Life Around the World” video contest. Submit a brief,
30-90 second, original video exploring the many ways people interact with
water, perhaps our most vital natural resource.
eligible submissions must be received electronically by 5 p.m. ET, Friday,
October 15, 2021.
Arts Contest 2021
Your artwork should focus on the topic "Water and Me." Submit
a two-dimensional (flat) visual arts project no larger than 24 x 36 inches,
dealing with the topic "Water and Me." Each visual arts project must be
original, authentic, unpublished, the sole property and work of the entrant,
and not previously submitted in any other contest.
mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than Friday, October 15,
Understand, Use, and Protect Water“
Your essay should focus on the topic “How We Understand, Use,
and Protect Water.“ The essay must be no more than 300 words. Longer essays
will be rejected unread.
submissions must be received electronically by 5 p.m. ET, Friday, October
Science Talent Search
The Regeneron STS 2022 application is now open! U.S. High
School Seniors in the Class of 2022 are invited to apply online to
the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school
seniors. SSP has provided a national stage for the country’s best and
brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally
recognized professional scientists since 1942.
The competition recognizes 300 student scholars and their
schools each year and invites 40 student finalists to Washington, D.C. to
participate in final judging, display their work to the public, and meet
with notable scientists and government leaders. Each year, Regeneron STS
scholars and finalists compete for $3.1 million in awards.
eCYBERMISSION is a web-based science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM) competition free for students in grades 6 through 9.
Teams of students can compete for state, regional, and national awards while
working to solve problems in their communities.
Competition is now open.
registration deadline is January 12, 2022.
website for rules, timeline, prizes and more.
Week Future City Competition
Future City Competition is an annual competition for grades 6
to 8 students. Participants complete five deliverables: a 1,500-word city
essay; a scale model (or multiple model segments) built from recycled
materials; a project plan, a presentation video, and a virtual/online Q&A
session with judges. Regional winners represent their region at the
international Finals. The 2020-2021 theme is Living on the Moon. Due to the
COVID-19 pandemic the competition has transitioned to a virtual event.
Changes are outlined on their website.
To register, go to www.futurecity.org/register and select
your Region from the pull down menu. If there is not a Region in your
geographic area, select National Competition.
The registration deadline varies by region.
National Science Bowl
The US Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl (NSB)
is a nationwide academic competition for middle school and high school
students that tests knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. All
teams first compete in regional competitions, and the regional championship
teams then compete at the national event. Coaches are responsible for
registering their team online for the regional competition. Registrations
are based on the location of the school. To find a school’s regional
location and regional event information, visit the website at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/regional-competitions/high-school-regionals/.
Regional winners are invited to attend the national event and receive an
all-expense paid trip to compete for the national title.
competition dates vary, but typically run January through March. See the
website for specific dates. The national competition will take place April
28 through May 2, 2022.
Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program
The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program
provides a unique professional development opportunity for accomplished
Kindergarten through grade 12 educators in the fields of science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national
Applications are accepted August 16 through November 18, 2021.
Project Green Challenge is a 30-day global challenge for high
school and college students. Daily, environmentally themed challenges
provide students with mentorship, advocacy, and leadership skills.
Participants are challenged every day for 30 days to contribute to a healthy
and thriving planet. Daily challenges consist of four levels, which must be
completed in order, with the easiest challenge (Green Level) completed
challenge runs from October 1 through October 30, 2021.
and Health Education Program
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)
supports the SunWise Environmental and Health Education Program to promote
sun safety measures at school and teach kindergarten through grade eight
students about UV radiation and stratospheric ozone. The foundation
distributes free program tool kits containing 50 cross-curricular,
Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin helps
schools continually improve health and sustainability while simultaneously
applying for a federal award and sharing their success stories. Becoming
“green and healthy” is an ongoing process. A new,
online application tool
helps schools document achievement while also providing additional ideas to
be implemented. Quantitative and qualitative questions will help share
Completing the application (as thoroughly as possible) by December 1 will
put schools in the running for the
U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award.
Victoria Rydberg at
608-266-0419, with questions.