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 K12-powered school or not.
Young Minds and Big Ideas Can Save the Planet
The K12 Innovation Challenge is now closed. Students in grades 9–12 were encouraged to help address some of our planet’s most pressing environmental issues related to themes like carbon emissions, our ocean, healthy lands, and more. Students in this year’s Innovation Challenge could sign up individually or as a team of up to three and submit a proposal for their proposed solutions for one of six environmental themes.
The teams with the top two proposals for each theme will present their ideas in the Washington, D.C. area, for a chance to win a $5,000 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.
The Innovation Challenge semi-finalists will be announced in mid-May, so stay tuned to find out who are winners are this year.
Students Spell it Out for the K12 National Spelling Bee
The K12 National Spelling Bee is on June 7, 2023! We are excited to be having our Regional winners competing for the title of K12 National Spelling Bee Champion. Click on the link below to check out our Regional Winners, and to RSVP to watch the K12 National Spelling Bee live through our Facebook page.
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 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 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 K12-powered schools should visit their school's Online School (OLS) announcements page.