Student Competition Programs

Please note that GEAC does not endorse any particular programs listed here.  These links are provided for informational purposes only.  If you have any programs to suggest (that either serve the gifted community specifically or are nonprofit programs that might be of particular interest to the gifted community), please contact us at education@lwsdgeac.org.

K/1st through 12th Grade

Literary / Creative Arts

Creative Communication Poetry Contest — open to K-12 individuals

Kids Philosophy Slam — open to K-12 individuals

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program — open to K-12 individuals

NaPoWriMo National Poetry Writing Month — open to anyone

Problem Solving Challenges

Destination ImagiNation (national website); Washington Imagination Network (state website);  — open to K-College; teams only

Future Problem Solving Program (national website); Washington Future Program Solving (state website) — depending on challenge: open to K-Adult, teams or individuals

Odyssey of the Mind — open to K-12; teams only

Chess

(Resource: Northwest Chess/Scholastics Page provides links to chess schools, organizations, tournament reports & calendar, articles, newsletter, etc.)

(Resource: Northwest Scholastic Rating System (NWSRS) provides tournament reports and a tournament calendar.  On the NWSRS website, click on “Calendar,” and then search by category in the drop down menu on the Calendar page.)

Washington State Elementary Chess Championships — open to K-6; teams or individuals

STEM

(Resource: Washington Student Math Association provides resources and support for starting math clubs, lists of local math events and competitions, and more.)

FIRST Robotics (national website); Washington FIRST Robotics (state website) — open to grades 1-12; teams only

Math Kangaroo — open to grades 1-12; individuals can sign up with locations that host Math Kangaroo centers

Washington State Science & Engineering Fair — open to grades 1-12; teams or individuals

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision — open to K-12; teams only

Other

National Spelling Bee — open to grades 1-8; competition starts at the school level

 

Intermediate through Middle School Grades only

Literary / Creative Arts

Creative Communication Essay Contest — open to grade 4-12 individuals

Social Studies

National Geographic Bee — open to grades 4-8; competition starts at the school level

National History Bee — open to grades 4-8, competition starts at the school level or individually

Chess

(Resource: Northwest Chess/Scholastics Page provides links to chess schools, organizations, tournament reports & calendar, articles, newsletter, etc.)

(Resource: NWSRS Chess Ratings provides tournament reports and a tournament calendar.  On the NWSRS website, click on “Calendar,” and then search by category in the drop down menu on the Calendar page.)

The Washington State Middle School Chess Championships (open to grades 5-9; teams or individuals) is held on the same date and general location as the Washington State Elementary Chess Championships.  Tournament details will be posted on the NWSRS Chess Ratings website.

STEM

(Resource:  Washington Student Math Association provides resources and support for starting math clubs, lists of local math events and competitions, and more.)

Knights of Pi Math Tournament — open to grades 5-8 (younger students may compete at the 5th grade level); teams only

Math is Cool Championships — open to grades 4-6 (elementary) and 7-8 (secondary); teams only

Math Olympiad for Elementary & Middle Schools — open to grades 4-8; teams only

Washington State Math Championship — open to grades 5-8 (younger students may compete at the 5th grade level); teams only

Washington State Middle School Math Olympiad — open to grades 5-8 (younger students may compete at the 5th grade level); teams only

 

Middle School and/or High School only

Stay tuned!