Contests and Experiences: Professionals

Doodle for Google

Doodle for Google

Use your imagination to create a Google Doodle based on what inner strength means to you. One National Winner's artwork will be displayed on Google for one day, along with a $30k college scholarship, $50k technology package for their school/non-profit, Google Hardware, and fun Googley swag! Four other National Winners will also receive prizes.

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VT Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

VT Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

Programs for all ages to engage students in Pre-College Engineering Experiences.

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Virginia  PTA Reflections Program 2022-2023

Virginia PTA Reflections Program 2022-2023

This competition encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by providing positive recognition for their artistic efforts. The theme for the 2022-2023 program year is "Show Your Voice!"

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Caring for Our Watersheds

Caring for Our Watersheds

Caring for Our Watersheds is an environmental competition that encourages creativity and rewards students for their solutions to local watershed issues. Winning teams win money to implement their idea. Open to: Classrooms/clubs composed of students in grades 6-10.

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Envirothon

Envirothon

The Virginia Envirothon is a natural resources competition for high school students. Students who participate learn about stewardship and management concepts and work to solve real and hypothetical environmental problems.

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Save the Frogs! Art Contest

Save the Frogs! Art Contest

The SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest invites you to create your coolest frog artwork. The contest will raise awareness of the amphibian extinction problem by getting people involved and interested, and the artwork will be used on t-shirts, stickers and posters, and in greeting cards and books, to both publicize our cause and raise money for SAVE THE FROGS! amphibian conservation efforts. The contest runs through November 1, 2022.

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Career Exploration in the Health Professions

Career Exploration in the Health Professions

Medical Careers Exploration Experiences for Children in Middle School and High School through summer camps, volunteer programs, and Health Sciences Academy. Specifically for students in Winchester and the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Page.

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Camp Woods and Wildlife Camp  (Ages 13-16)

Camp Woods and Wildlife Camp (Ages 13-16)

The Virginia Department of Forestry, in cooperation with natural resource conservation agencies and organizations, has proudly administered Camp Woods & Wildlife. This unique camping experience has introduced young Virginians (ages 13-16) to the challenges, special skills and knowledge needed for managing the forest resources we use and enjoy every day. The camp meets at Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center. All campers will receive a $200 scholarship to offset some of the costs.

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NCDA Poetry and Art Contest

NCDA Poetry and Art Contest

View NCD Month Resources and contest details.

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Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest for Kids

Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest for Kids

Enter your best nature shots online with a parent. Ages 5-13. Easy online entry each month.

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Future City Competition

Future City Competition

Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue. Past topics include stormwater management, urban agriculture, public spaces, and green energy.

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STEM Grants

STEM Grants

Strengthen your STEM initiatives with these opportunities for funding

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NASA Artifacts

NASA Artifacts

Request artifacts from NASA for your school! Posters, shuttle tiles, space food kits and more!

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GEAR UP

GEAR UP

Check out this Virginia effort to increase student readiness for higher education. Information for parents, students, and counselors on college preparation.

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VA Air and Space Center Programs

VA Air and Space Center Programs

Offers programs for Pre-K -8th grade.

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The Kids Science Challenges

The Kids Science Challenges

A project made possible by the National Science Foundation, this site has over 50 science challenges for students to do at home or at school! Includes videos and printables with instructions and directions.  Bring science into any home with these great challenges! Teacher and Parent page here!

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Kids Science Career Videos

Kids Science Career Videos

Sponsored by the Kids Science Challenge, these videos show real life scientists at work!

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DAR: Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contests & Scholarships

DAR: Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contests & Scholarships

Chapter, State, and National Winners receive certificates, medals, and even a monetary reward.

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NCDA Poetry and Art Contest

NCDA Poetry and Art Contest

Open to Grades K-12. Details made available in summer of 2022. Entries must go through local school and district.

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