Online Academic Competitions & Contests
Compete on a National Stage
Connect with professional judges and win great prizes by spotlighting your talent and creativity in a Stride Competition. School-aged students across the U.S. who meet eligibility guidelines can participate, whether you attend a Stride K12-powered school or not.
SUBMIT BY APRIL 22, 2023
Young Minds and Big Ideas Can Save the Planet
K12 is encouraging students in grades 9–12 to help address some of our planet’s most pressing environmental issues: carbon emissions, our ocean, healthy lands, and more in this year’s Innovation Challenge. Students can sign up individually or as a team of up to three and propose solutions for one of six environmental themes.
The teams with the top two proposals for each theme will present their ideas in Washington, D.C., for a chance to win a $5,000 academic college scholarship! Plus, we’re adding a new People’s Choice award this year where the top team based on public voting will win Microsoft Surface tablets.
Students Spell it Out for the K12 National Spelling Bee
Registration is now closed. The K12 National Spelling Bee allows students in grades 3–12 nationwide to show off their spelling skills in an epic word game with multiple levels. Check back in April to see which students have advanced to regionals, and then again in May to see who will be competing in-person for the title of K12 National Spelling Bee Champion in June 2023.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
The Possibilities Are Endless with Art
In the 2023 K12 National Art Competition, we welcomed artwork from students in grades K–12 for a chance to showcase their talents on a national stage. Possible mediums included paintings, drawings, collages, prints, or a combination. Prizes included Microsoft Surface tablets, virtual art lessons, and in-person experiences at Savannah College of Art and Design!
Check out the showcase of our semi-finalists and winners in this virtual art gallery below!
Stride Contests are for students enrolled in Stride K12-powered schools. These are usually monthly events that result in national winners and include a variety of fun and interesting topics.
For students enrolled in Stride K12-powered schools, Stride hosts contests to pique interests, hone skills, and get your competitive energy flowing. Some of our exciting contests include:
REEL Me Video
Grad Dreams Video
To learn more about these contests, students at Stride K12-powered schools should visit their school's Online School (OLS) announcements page.