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Academic Competitions

Academic Competitions

United States Academic Decathlon
Teams for other schools compete against each other to match their intellects with students from other schools. Nebraska contact information for Academic Decathlon is included on this site.

Kids Philosophy Slam
This is the home of the Kids Philosophy Slam. Kids are given a voice and are able to inspire other kids by unlocking their intellectual and creative potential through a unique and powerful philosophical forum.

National Academic League
National Academic League motivates and recognizes academic athletes much like their athletic peers. Using competiveness, team work, critical thinking, scholarship and problem solving, each team demonstrates enthusiasm and pride just as an athletic team.

National Geographic Bee
The National Geographic Bee is an academic contest designed to encourage the study of geography in the nation’s classrooms. Each state sends a winner to the national contest every year. Also many teaching materials and lessons are contained on this site.

*Imagine* Links to Academic Competitions (John Hopkins University)
These links to competitions are from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Art of Problem Solving
This is another link to academic competitions in all curricular areas.

This is website that contains links to various academic competitions. There are links to curricular areas.
This is an academic competition that provides high school students the opportunity to study the US economy through the lens of the US central bank. This is a team competition.

USA Mathematical Talent Search
The USA Mathematical Talent Search is a free mathematics competition open to all United States middle and high school students.

First Lego League
This is a robotics competition for ages 9 through 16. The competition is designed to get students excited about science and technology-and teach them valuable employment and life skills.

American Mathematics Competitions
A free web-based math, science, and technology competition for grades 6-9.

Robotics Competitions

Young Scientists Competitions

American Triathlon Competitions for grades 6-8.

Discover Education 3M Young Scientist Competition for grades 5-8.

Dupont Science Essay Challenge

Google Science Fair is for students ages 13-18. Projects will be judged by a panel of scientists and researchers.

National Academic Championship

Nebraska Personal Finance Challenge ONLINE

Perennial Math for grades 3-8.

Exploravision is a science competition for students K-12.

CyperPatriot is the premier national high school cyber defense competition  created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

Broadcom Masters Competition – society for Science and the Public
This is a science fair competition for middle school students, held by the Society for Science and the Public (SSP). This competition allows students from around the United States to compete in topics such as mathematics, science and engineering.

Student Competitions from the American Statistical Association

The Ultimate Guide to Student Contests

Hoagies’ Gifted Competition Sources