I didn’t get around to putting the round up last week – so enjoy two weeks at once here!
Math Olympiad is for 4th-8th graders. There are 2 divisions so students are competing against students close to their own age. Over a 5 month period students take 5 30 minute tests. Each test just has 5 questions and they range from easy to hard. Most students should be able to get at least one correct. At the end of the year there are trophies and patches for the top students.
Teams of 4 compete head to head in live competition in the Science Bowl. The winners of each State proceed to Nationals. There are separate competitions for middle and high school. Official homeschool groups can participate. Prizes for top teams at State and National level make it even more fun for students.
At the school level of the History Bee students compete against their fellow school mates either on a multiple choice paper test or in a typical bee format. The history covered is World History – so anything goes! The top 4 students from each school take an online test to see who advances to the Regional event. At the Regional event students use buzzers to answer questions and the top students move on to compete at the National level.
The North American Computional Linguistics Olympiad is a contest for highschoolers. The contest involves solving linguistic puzzles. This is great fun for students who love logic games. You do not need to know a foreign language or anything about linguistics.
Wevideo Contest: Sudan’s Secret Side Mini Documentary
Students of all ages can enter and try and win a GoPro. Sign up for access to the rules.
Verizon Innovative App Challenge
Teams of 5-7 middle or high school students must identify a need or problem in their that can be addressed by a mobile app. Homeschooled students and youth organizations are not eligible for this contest. Find more info here.
Teams of 3-4 6th through 9th graders in the same grade select a Mission Challenge which they research over a few months and then present suggested solutions to. More info here.
Each week there is a different theme for teens to submit photos for – all related to Digital Citizenship. After the contest ends at the end of November then the finalists will produce a video to try an win a Surface Tablet. The contest is just for 13-17 year old.
Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Out Loud is a high school contest that starts at the school level and moves up to a National contest. Students learn by heart and deliver 2 poems of their choice.
This is a great contest to develop a love of poetry in students.
Wild for Wilderness Art Contest
Grades 2-4 get to show they are “Wild for Wilderness” in this Art Contest.
If your children or students enter any of these and do well, come back here and let us know!