Here’s a list of competitions I wish I had the time to participate in (for some of the contests I did participate in but I wish I participated earlier; so this would be a good list for high schoolers)
𝘽𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙠 𝙏𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙅𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙤𝙧 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚,
a video-making competition on science-related topics (18y max)
a prestigious Need-blind summer program for highschool entrepreneurs. When I got to know about this, the deadline was over. Summer applications for Summer 2021 are closed now. The program usually takes place in June-July time. If you want to apply for Summer 2022, there's an option to opt for email notification when the application opens, on their website; signup there. Explore their website for more details.
Summer Program - LaunchX
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an innovative entrepreneurship competition offering $100,000 in prizes and resources to take student ideas to the next level. (Registration fee 1650 USD)
Top Entrepreneurship Competition for High School Students
The Diamond Challenge provides a unique opportunity for teens to learn about entrepreneurship while putting their ideas into action. While many entrepreneurship programs focus on principles of small business management, the Diamond Challenge focuses on unleashing creativity, encouraging a mindset of abundance and self-determination, and promoting purposeful entrepreneurial action.
𝘽𝙚𝙖𝙢𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡,
organized by CERN each year (for enthusiasts of particle physics)
𝙂𝙞𝙧𝙡𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙙𝙚,
a Summer Immersion Program (SIP), 2-week virtual introductory computer science course for girls aged 15 - 18
2021 International Summer Immersion Program FAQs
Free 2-week virtual summer programs for girls ages 15-18. Hosted by top tech companies, girls learn to code in and get exposure to careers in tech.
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙡𝙚𝙙𝙜𝙚 𝙨𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙚𝙩𝙮,
an entrepreneurship summer program.
The Knowledge Society (TKS) | Innovation program for teens age 13-17
TKS is a global community of the world's most ambitious young people who want to make an impact using emerging technologies and sciences.
𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙪𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙎𝙘𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙎𝙪𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙧 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙩𝙚 (𝘾𝙎𝙎𝙄),
is a 4-week introduction to computer science for rising college freshmen with a passion for technology - especially students who’ve been historically marginalized from the field.
Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI): Online - Build your future with Google
Computer Science Summer Institute: Online (CSSI)'s mission is to provide a space for young, aspiring computer scientists to succeed by connecting incoming freshmen with like-minded peers and Google engineers in this four-week virtual program.
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙌𝙪𝙚𝙚𝙣'𝙨 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙬𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝 𝙀𝙨𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣
The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition
Enter the Competition An opportunity for young Commonwealth citizens to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences on key global issues and have their hard work and achievement celebrated internationally. The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world's oldest international writing competition for schools, established in 1883.
bring science and technology studies to life through a student-driven, project-based approach. (Age 13-18)
𝙎𝙪𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙧 𝙎𝙏𝙀𝙈 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙩𝙚,
a pre-collegiate virtual summer program for top international scientists and leaders.
Summer STEM Institute
The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) is a 6-week virtual summer program from June 20 to August 1, 2021. SSI is an international program that provides academically talented and highly motivated students the opportunity to learn through a data science and research bootcamp, a Masterclass lecture series, weekend challenges, and a mentored research project.
is an exciting and challenging two-week online program for Canadian and international high school students with a keen interest in theoretical physics who intend to pursue physics at the university level.
ISSYP is an exciting and challenging two-week online program for Canadian and international high school students with a keen interest in theoretical physics who intend to pursue physics at the university level. Operated by Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, ISSYP is now in its 19th year and includes over 850 alumni in 60 countries.
𝙔𝙖𝙡𝙚 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙜 𝙂𝙡𝙤𝙗𝙖𝙡 𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙨,
is an academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students from around the world.
Yale Young Global Scholars
In an effort to remain globally diverse and accessible for all students, Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) will host sessions online in June & July 2021. Given that it is not possible to offer a globally represented campus experience, YYGS staff have worked hard to make our virtual program, YYGS Connect, a collaborative, engaging, and enriching experience.
𝙂𝙤𝙞 𝙋𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙀𝙨𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣,
is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world's youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development.
International Essay Contest for Young People
This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world's youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.
𝙃𝙖𝙧𝙫𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝘾𝙧𝙞𝙢𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙀𝙨𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣
provides a platform for young, ambitious high school students to exercise their writing skills in a non-traditional environment.
The Harvard Crimson Global Essay Competition
The Harvard Crimson Global Essay Competition provides a platform for young, ambitious high school students to exercise their writing skills in a non-traditional environment. This competition encourages students to challenge themselves and explore different writing styles to ultimately strengthen their writing skills. What makes The Harvard Crimson Global Essay Competition different from other competitions?
To find cool hackathons, visit: 𝙙𝙚𝙫𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙩.𝙘𝙤𝙢 & 𝙢𝙡𝙝.𝙞𝙤
Devpost - The home for hackathons
Participate in online virtual and in-person hackathons to build products, practice skills, learn technologies, win prizes, and grow your network.
𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩, 𝙪𝙣𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙮, 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙤𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨
Enrichment opportunities | MIT Admissions
If you are seriously interested in MIT, you probably think math and science are serious fun. We offer this abbreviated list of some remarkable competitions, fairs, summer programs, organizations, and websites that will challenge your imagination and powers of analysis, connect you with other young people who dare to enjoy science and math, and help you prepare for the rigor and excitement of MIT.
𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙙'𝙨 𝙊𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙃𝙪𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙎𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨