The Cosmos Championship is a WSDC, Parlimatary, and Public Forum debate competition that focuses on giving students the opportunity to debate on an international and intercontinental scale . In turn, this allows them to engage with arguments from a global perspective, make worldwide connections, possibly learn a new style of debate, and debate other students who live thousands of miles away; something only the best or wealthiest debaters would normally have the chance to do, ALL FOR FREE .
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Born out of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cosmos Championship ( www.globaldebating.org ) is an international, online, face to face debate competition which aims in becoming a staple in the debating world! It has so much potential that teams from 16 different countries rushed to enter this unprecedented opportunity before any advertising had taken place. For the Cosmos Championship to reach and surpass its goals, we need an exceptionally talented team to lead the competition; that's where you come in. You are applying to be part of the leadership team for the competition, maximising its engagement, exposure, and making sure everything runs smoothly. By being on this team, you will be instrumental in the success of the Cosmos Championship.
Through this opportunity, you will apply existing skills, learn new ones, and work closely with some of the greatest students around the world, developing essential, lifetime connections with future Ivy League and Oxbridge graduates. The success...
WGT is a youth-led sustainability movement.
In collaboration with Temasek Foundation, WWF, Green is the New Black, and Sustainably Grey, we bring world-renowned mentors together with passionate youth to exchange ideas and knowledge.
By signing up you get to join our online masterclasses and over the course of three weeks, unpack sustainable living, gain digital skill sets that help you bring your ideas to life, and let your voice be heard in the real world.
At the end of the masterclasses, you can be one of the few who take part in our Bootcamp and meet our mentors in person to further sharpen your skills and take your sustainability ideas to the next level. Our masterclasses start on 29th June . Don’t miss it, join the ultimate sustainability movement today!
Our Calendar of Events
Sustainability Masterclass: June 29 onwards (for 3 weeks)
Sustainability Bootcamp applications: June 29 to July 25th (application deadline)
Sustainability Bootcamp: September...
Participating schools may submit a total of three entries (one entry per student) in any combination of the following categories: art, film, poetry, or prose.
Description as of the 22nd Annual Contest in 2021:
Students will be eligible to win a first prize award of $400 in each category. Educators and schools will also be eligible to win a first prize of $200 each.
First-place student winners in the United States, their parent/guardian, and teacher will be invited to participate in an expense-paid study trip June 20–24, 2021, to visit the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the Museum of Tolerance, the Japanese American National Museum, and other sites in Los Angeles, well as to meet with members of The 1939 Society, a community of Holocaust survivors, descendants, and friends. Funding permitting, this invitation will also be extended to first-place students living outside of the United States. In addition, first-place student entries will be posted on Chapman...
National History Day ® (NHD) is a non-profit education organization based in College Park, Maryland. NHD offers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. Since 1974, NHD has continuously improved history education by providing professional development opportunities and curriculum materials for educators. The largest NHD program is the National History Day Contest that encourages more than half a million students around the world to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice. Students enter these projects at the local and affiliate levels, with top students advancing to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Each year more than half a million students participate in the National History Day Contest. Students choose a historical topic related to the annual theme,...
The Rubincam Youth Writing Competition was established in 1986 to honor Milton Rubincam, CG, FASG, FNGS, for his many years of service to the National Genealogical Society and to the field of genealogy. These awards encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians.
The awards may be given annually to a student in either the junior category (grades 6-8) or senior category (grades 9-12) for an appropriately prepared genealogy. Up to two honorable mentions (runners-up) may also be named in each category. The awards are announced and presented at the annual NGS Banquet at the annual NGS Family History Conference. If the winners are not present, award presentations may be made at another agreed-upon time.
High school students in grades 9–12 at the time of submission. The award winner receives a $500 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (non-print). Presentation details of the winning submission may...
Harvard Model Congress is the largest congressional simulation conference in the world run entirely by undergraduates at Harvard College.
Founded in 1986, our nonprofit organization is dedicated to teaching and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow . With 37 committees and a 9:1 delegate to staffer ratio , we are able to support students throughout the conference as they tackle a diverse array of complex issues and engage in debates, caucuses, trials, press conferences, testimonies, and crises.
As HMC enters its 37th year, we are confident that it continues to be the nation’s premier conference as one of the most dynamic model congress simulations available to high school students. Learn more about our mission and history here .
By engaging in open debates, caucuses, trials, press conferences, testimonies, and crises, students are able to better appreciate the purpose and role of the political process. A committed staff of Harvard students strives to facilitate a...
The national mock trial championship was initiated in 1984 in Des Moines, Iowa, with teams from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin participating. After the success of the tournament in Iowa, more states became interested in participating and the tournament became billed as an "All-State" Tournament. The competition then moved to Lincoln, Nebraska (1985) and involved 10 states.
The tournament is hosted annually by different states to ensure that the cost of running the tournament doesn't fall disproportionately on any particular state.
The competition generally includes a total of 46 teams, including Guam, South Korea, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and State Champion teams from across the country.
The National High School Mock Trial Championship traditionally has been held over Mother´s Day weekend each year for over two decades. The schedule devised for the tournament was created and is currently in use in an effort to:...
The SIFMA Foundation is dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of the financial markets for individuals of all backgrounds. Drawing on the support and expertise of the financial industry, the SIFMA Foundation provides financial education programs and tools that strengthen economic opportunity across communities and increase individuals’ awareness of and access to the benefits of the global marketplace.
Among its leading efforts, the SIFMA Foundation:
Supports 4th through 12th grade teachers across the country with best-in-class educational programs that make student learning real-world and fun;
Partners with key leaders and organizations in the field to promote best practices and thought leadership; and
Provides the essential tools to help individuals increase their understanding of personal finance and make sound decisions that underpin lifelong success.
The SIFMA Foundation's acclaimed The Stock Market Game™ program is an online...
The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.
Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 64,500 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.
The national first place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first place winner from each...
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Since 1931, the National Speech and Debate Tournament has elevated public speaking. Every summer, more than 6,000 middle and high school students travel to the largest academic competition in the world to debate current events, voice their views, and share their stories. After months of preparation, rigorous qualifying tournaments, and five days of prestigious national competition, the best of the best will be crowned champions in front of a live audience of thousands and tens of thousands more streaming the events online.
The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. The program has featured numerous politicians and prominent contestants over the years, including former presidential candidate Alan Keyes , national television commentator and talk radio host Lou Dobbs , and former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence .
Young orators earn some of the most generous college scholarships available to high school students. Over $203,500 in scholarships can be awarded each year. The overall national contest winner gets a $25,000 scholarship. Second place takes home $22,500, and...
The High School Fed Challenge is an educational program that aims to encourage students in grades 9 – 12 to learn more about economics and promote interest in economics as a subject for study and the basis for a career. Previous study of economics is not required – only intellectual curiosity and interest in exploring an economic theme.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York designates the annual competition theme. Entering teams may select any topic that explicitly relates to this theme for an academic research paper, which will be submitted for evaluation to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Top team papers will be selected by Bank judges to be published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the Journal of Future Economists. In addition to gaining broader exposure to the field of economics, all entering teams will receive a certificate of achievement and recognition in the Journal of Future Economists .
High schools in the Federal...
The United States Academic Decathlon ® is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students.
Each high school enters a team of nine students: 3 Honor students (3.80 - 4.00 GPA), 3 Scholastic students (3.20 - 3.799 GPA), and 3 Varsity students (0.00 - 3.199 GPA).
The theme for the 2021–2022 Academic Decathlon is Water: A Most Essential Resource .
Get ready for the Decathlon: the rapidly-growing Pentathlon program allows middle school students a chance to start experiencing the benefits of Academic Decathlon ahead of schedule.
Academic Pentathlon is comprised of five academic events: Literature, Mathematics, Fine Arts, Science and Social Science.
The United States Academic Decathlon Individual Competition has been created to help individuals achieve their individual academic goals.
Home school students, alternative school students, team alternates, and Academic Decathlon team members, this competition is...
Some 50 World Affairs Councils hold local Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) competitions for high school students in their communities. Since 2003, winning teams have traveled to Washington, DC, every April to vie for the national championship.
The Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition is made possible by sponsors and sustained by our AWQ Endowment. To become a sponsor, please contact WACA by phone at 202-833-4557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Quiz bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more. There are also tournaments for individual players rather than teams.
The defining feature of quiz bowl is the use of a “buzzer system” that lets players interrupt the reading of a question when they know the answer. That element adds a dimension of confidence, anticipation, and rapid recall to a game about knowing facts. Those “tossup” questions are answered individually, but doing so earns one’s team a chance at a three-part “bonus” question. Bonus questions are worth more points and allow collaboration, but are generally more difficult.
Organized quiz bowl competitions are available in most states and at grade levels from middle school up.
Quiz bowl tournaments can be interscholastic meets or ...
Destination Imagination (DI) is open to all kindergarten through university level students worldwide. Students form teams of up to 7 members, select their preferred Challenge and work together to develop a solution to the Challenge. Each team has at least one Team Manager (often a parent or teacher) who helps keep the team on track/
The DI Challenge Experience is 100% student-driven. Our academic Challenges are designed to teach the creative process—a system of learning that is at the root of innovation and a child’s ability to bring an idea to life. Each season, we offer new and engaging Team Challenges that encourage students to explore their passions, discover their unique talents and abilities, and learn new skills. Teams also participate in Instant Challenges—quick creative and critical thinking exercises that build teamwork and problem solving abilities.
Each season takes place during the school year. Teams typically spend 2 to 4 months developing and...
The Imagine Cup is more than just a technology competition. Over the past 20 years, more than two million student competitors have signed up to build something that matters to them, make a difference in their communities, and innovate for impact.
Make an impact through coding, collaboration, and competition. Innovate with passion to tackle global issues and bring your idea to life in the Imagine Cup. Reimagine technology solutions in a competition designed to help you make a difference in an online world. With four new competition categories—Earth, Education, Health, and Lifestyle—there’s even more opportunity to share your tech ideas for some of today’s most pressing global challenges. What could you create next?
The Imagine Cup is a chance to make something that matters to you and develop your skills as part of the journey. We have the tools, resources, learning materials, and mentors to help you bring your project to life. Whether you’re...
The Independent Games Festival was established in 1998 to encourage innovation in game development and to recognize the best independent game developers.
The goal was to create a similar event to Sundance for independent game developers - and that's just what has happened with the Independent Games Festival .
The festival consists of the IGF Ceremony, the IGF Pavilion, and Independent Games Summit, all taking place during the week of the Game Developers Conference. For 2021, the IGF has followed GDC in a move to July for the annual Summit and Award Ceremony.
The Independent Games Festival will be distributing eight major awards at its ceremony, as follows:
Seumas McNally Grand Prize - $10,000 Excellence in Visual Art - $2,000 Excellence in Audio - $2,000 Excellence in Design - $2,000 Excellence in Narrative - $2,000 Nuovo Award - $2,000 Best Student Game - $2,000 Audience Award - $2,000
In addition, all Independent Games Festival finalists will...
You can now register here for the 2021 e-Go Congress, taking place online July 17-25, 2021.
Although work continues on the 2021 e-Go Congress website, you can find updated information about the e-Go Congress schedule here. “We are so excited to open registration and have go players join us for this event again!” says Congress Director Steve Colburn. “We’ve been working hard to improve the playing experience this year. We hope to make it as exciting as last year!”
Look for more updates – including more events with professionals – in the coming days.
The origins of go are shrouded in the mists of ancient Chinese history, but the game is thought to have originated at least 2500 - 4000 years ago. It is the oldest game still played in its original form.
Some say that the board, with ten points out from the center in all directions, may have originally served as a forerunner to the abacus. Others think it may have...