is an alphatically arranged list of contests and competitions
for kids. These are open to homeschoolers.
If you know of other contests or competitions, please email
me the info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ramsey Coloring Contest for KIds JUNIOR’S
COLORING CONTEST for kids 12 and under and win $1000.
This is sponsored by Dave Ramsey, the Christian Financial
Counselor. Visit kids.daveramsey.com and follow
the on-screen entry instructions. Rules:
is a web-based science, math and technology competition
for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams. Your team
will propose a solution to a real problem in your
community and compete for regional and national
awards. eCYBERMISSION challenges you to explore
how science, math and technology work in your world.
Registration begins September 1st. .
Annie Writing Contest. The first-ever international
Writing Contest for One-of-a-Kind Kids: The Grannie Annie
— A Family Story Celebration. Who are the story
keepers in your family? Just ask them! They’ll
tell you stories about “the old days” that
are so amazing you’ll want to write them down.
Ask about your grandparents and great-grandparents.
Ask about their daily lives, their adventures, their
joys, and their sorrows. Take notes! You are invited
to follow The Grannie Annie Guidelines and enter a
one-of-a-kind story from a past generation of your
family. Your story can be humorous, tragic, or inspirational.
It can be a story of courage, adventure, or anything
you find interesting about your family’s past.
Writer's has a list of writing contests
available to homeschoolers.
Math Contests lists a growing number
of math contests open to homeschoolers.
Turn Central has a large list of contests for kids.
Café Writing Contest -
Oklahoma Statewide. Mimi’s Café of
Tulsa and Oklahoma City are hosts an annual “Write
Stuff” essay writing contest. It’s a state
wide contest for first through sixth grade students
(homeschooled students included) to write a one page
essay on what they have to be most thankful for. The
winners and their families are invited to Mimi’s
Café for a thanksgiving
luncheon, the kids read their essays aloud and the top
three winners receive savings bonds. For contest rules
and more information, please contact: Kristy Gross,
Account Manager, Waller & Company Public
Relations. Email: email@example.com. Phone: 918.587.1909.
of the Mind.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational
program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities
for students from kindergarten through college. Kids
apply their creativity to solve problems that range
from building mechanical devices to presenting their
own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring
their solutions to competition on the local, state,
and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout
the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate
in the program. Training begins in September and competition
is in the spring. Oklahoma
Competition and Classroom
is Fundamental has several contests available
of Words Contest. Each
year, in affiliation with The Library of Congress
Center for the Book, River of Words conducts a free
international poetry and art contest for youth on
the theme of watersheds. The contest is designed
to help youth explore the natural and cultural history
of the place they live, and to express, through poetry
and art, what they discover. The contest is open
to any child in the world, from 5-19 years of age.
Older students must have not yet completed high school.
There is no charge to enter. Deadline is February 15.
Soup publishes writing by children up to age 13.
Press Law Center offers the Courage
in Journalism Awards - two
$5,000 awards for middle and high school students.
American History Treasure Hunt Contest
hosts an annual American history treasure hunt that can
be completed online. It is open to homeschoolers. The
treasure hunt is divided into chapters which focus on
individual states or a branch of the military. By completing
a chapter, an individual or youth group is entered into
a drawing for prizes (gift certificates for groups, laptops
for individuals). There is no cost to participate. NOTE:
The main purpose of the site is to solicit donations
for scholarships for children and spouses of active duty
Scientists Challenge. Do you have what it takes to be
America's Top Young Scientist? Discovery Education and
3M are looking for a few great students to inspire us
with their enthusiasm for science, so show us what you've
got! Create a short (1-2 min.) video about one of this
year's scientific topics and YOU could win a trip to
New York City to compete in the Discovery Education 3M
Young Scientist Challenge finals.