The Associação Brasileira de Cubo Mágico (ABCM) is the primary organization that promotes and organizes Rubik's Cube competitions throughout the country. Students can compete in local competitions around Brazil in all major Rubik's Cube categories and qualify to participate in regional and national competitions. For more information visit the official website at: http://abcubomagico.com.br/
The Olimpíada Brasileira de Linguística (OBL) is an academic competition that seeks to expose students to the study of languages and linguistics through problem-solving. The event has been held in Brazil since 2011 and each year, students compete in four phases of competition, challenging and testing their understanding of diverse languages, grammar, codes, cultures and human cognition. Students that achieve the highest medals in the national phase of the competition can progress on to participate in the International Linguistics Olympiad, held in a different country each year.
The Olimpíada de Língua Portuguesa Escrevendo o Futuro is an essay contest for public school students from 5th grade to High School with the mission of promoting improvements in how literature and writing are taught in Brazilian schools. The contest focuses around the theme "the place where I live" with the goal of encouraging students to create stronger ties and deepen their knowledge and understanding of their local context, contributing to the development of a greater sense of citizenship. Students can submit texts in four categories according to their age group: poem, short story, opinion articles and memoir. For more information visit the official website at: https://www.escrevendoofuturo.org.br/ .
The Olimpíada Brasileira de Ciências is a national competition that selects students to represent Brazil in the international competitions International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) and Olimpíada de Ciências Júnior Americana (OCJA). Participants are evaluated based on their knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology. For more information visit the official website at: http://www.obciencias.com.br/ .
The Olimpíada Brasileira de Neurociências (OBN) is a non-profit neuroscience competition for secondary school students that aims to encourage the search for knowledge about the nervous system and stimulate the interest of students in basic education through academic-scientific research in the different areas of neuroscience. Initiated in the US, this initiative has expanded to several countries. The competition consists of three phases, one local, one national and one international, with competitors from six continents. The winner of each national competition is invited to participate in the international competition (International Brain Bee). For more information visit the official website at: https://www.einstein.br/brainbee
The Olimpíada Brasileira de Saúde e Meio Ambiente (OBSMA) is an educational event promoted by Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) to stimulate the involvement of students from public and private schools in interdisciplinary scientific activities.
The Olympiad is directed towards students in the 6th through 9th grades and seeks to stimulate participants desire to learn, research and investigate, focusing on incentivizing projects that contribute to the improvement of environmental and health outcomes in Brazil, in addition to incorporating scientific knowledge and research into the day-to-day routine of elementary education. Participants can create projects in three categories: Audiovisual, Written and Scientific Research. For more information visit the official website at: http://www.olimpiada.fiocruz.br/
The Olimpíada Brasileira de Agropecuária is a national scientific competition directed towards students that are completing technical courses in agriculture and other fields related o natural resource management.
The competition seeks to encourage students that are completing programs with integrated high school and technical diplomas or those that are just enrolled in technical degree programs to pursue technical, scientific and research careers as well as provide them with academic and real-world challenges and help them to build team-work skills.
Students from Portuguese-speaking countries, including Brazil, are eligible to participate and must be enrolled in technical courses related to agriculture: Agro-pastoralism, Agro-ecology, Environmental, business, Food, Agro-industry, and all other technical courses related to natural resources management.
Students from the same school can compete in groups of three with a teacher as an advisor. Students who win medals at the national competition can classify to participate in the International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) each year.
For more information visit the official website at: https://obap.ifsuldeminas.edu.br/
The Concurso Canguru de Matemática is an international mathematics competitions for students from the 3rd grade of elementary school through the 3rd year of high school. Founded in France and organized by the Association Kangourou sans Frontières - AKSF, the Canguru is the largest mathematics competition in the world with more than 6 million participants in over 75 different countries. The Concurso Canguru Matemática Brasil has existed for 10 years and seeks to increase student interest in pure and applied mathematics.
For more information visit the official website at: https://www.cangurudematematicabrasil.com.br/
The Exame Nacional de Tecnologia em Robótica (ENATER) is a test that seeks to evaluate participants' knowledge of robotics concepts, created and supported by a series of private, governmental and educational institutions with the goal of incentivizing engagement with technology.
Competitors will have two hours to resolve 20 objective questions. The competition also aims to provide students with a theoretical basis that will prepare them to compete in the Torneio Juvenil de Robótica and the Olimpíada Brasileira de Robótica, other national robotics competitions.
For more information visit the official website at: http://www.enater.org/
The Desafio Nacional Acadêmico (DNA) is the largest virtual knowledge tournament organized in Brasil each year in which teams of students work through diverse enigmas and challenges. The event aims to prepare students for the challenges of the job market, in addition to providing hours of learning and fun, while developing their creativity, leadership, team-work, decision-making and entrepreneurial spirit. The virtual challenge includes four extra tasks, 110 challenges and a final enigma. The 110 challenges are divided into 11 areas of knowledge: environment, music, curiosities, current events, languages, history, technology, sports, logical reasoning, the law, and a surprise theme. The team that completes the greatest number of extra tasks, resolves the most challenges and vanquishes the final enigma by the deadline will be declared the winner. The winning team receives a trophy and each team member and their faculty advisor receive a BRL$1.000 gift certificate. More than 280,000 people have participated in DNA since it's inception.
For more information visit the official website at: http://www.desafionacional.com.br/dna_em/dna_home.asp
The Mostra Brasileira de Foguetes (MOBFOG) is an experimental Olympiad held annually by the Brazilian Astronomical Society (SAB) where high school students build rockets - using materials such as straws, paper, and plastic bottles - and launch them as far as possible from launch pads. Rockets and launch pads can be built individually or in teams of up to three students. Students compete within their own schools and can earn medals based on the distance that their rocket travels.
Students who are able to launch their rockets more than 100 meters will be invited to participate in the Jornada de Foguetes, a special event held in Rio de Janeiro, to engage with other teams and deepen their knowledge of rockets.
For more information visit the official website at: http://www.oba.org.br/site/?p=conteudo&idcat=29&pag=conteudo
Clubes de Ciência (CdeC) is an organization that aims to promote and develop an interest in science among young people through free workshops and mentoring offered by researchers from the best universities in the world. Selected students participate in workshops focused on different themes.
During the 2017 edition in Brazil, students chose between workshops on Stem Cells and Genome Editing, Combating Epidemics, Innovation and Scientific Entrepreneurship, and the Immune System.
CdeC was founded in 2014 by Mexican doctoral candidates at Harvard and MIT with the goal of exapnding access to high-quality scientifiec instruction. The project expanded to Columba, Bolica, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru and since it's inception, has impacted moer than 4.500 students.
For more information visit the official website at: https://www.clubesdeciencia.com.br/
Museum of Natural Sciences - Rua Dom José Gaspar - Coração Eucarístico, Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
MINIONU is a Model United Nations conference organized by students from the International Relations program at the university PUC Minas Gerais where more than 1000 students participate each year.
The conference offers committees in Portuguese, Spanish and English and participants compete over three days.
For more information visit the official website at: https://minionupucmg.wordpress.com/
ONU Jr. is a Model United Nations conference hosted by university students that seeks to expose students to the process of diplomacy and international politics. High schools students participate in a four day simulation where they replicate processes of formal and informal negotiation that takes place in the most important international organizations.
Participants will broaden their global perspective, learning in practice, the importance of respecting diversity and being tolerant. Further, the model contributes to developing their understanding of how politics are carried out and how systems of international relations work. Given these objectives, ONU Jr. strives to provide the most realistic UN simulation possible, allowing students to discuss relevant international topics and develop their critical thinking.
For more information visit the official website at: https://www.onujr.com/
Praia do Forte, State of Bahia, Brazil
BRAMUN is a Model United Nations conference that promotes the resolution of global conflicts through dialogue. Participants represent different countries, organizations or important individuals as they work to reach consensus in discussions around diverse global issues.
In addition to providing all of the elements of a traditional conference, BRAMUN offers activities that students can participate in after committee sessions such as sports, a talent show and a knowledge bowl.
For more information visit the official website at: https://www.bramun.org/
The Torneio Juvenil de Robótica (TJR) is a free, national event that has existed since 2009, with the goal of promoting robotics in schools. The competition involves diverse challenges in categories including Rescue, Dance, Sumo and Maze, in which students must apply robotics concepts to the construction of autonomous robots. The organization provides diverse resources that students and teachers can use to develop their robots, transforming the event into a competition accessible to the public throughout Brazil.
Over the course of each year, TJR hosts 27 regional competitions. Regional phases are held throughout the second semester of each year. The teams that attain the highest results in these competitions, by level and category, are invited to compete in the national fase of the competition in December. The three best teams in the national competition are selected to participate in the International Tournament of Robots (ITR) in June of the following year, competing against teams from other countries.
For more information visit the official website at: http://www.torneiojrobotica.org/
Brasília - Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
The Jovem Senador program encompasses two competitions: Projeto Jovem Senador and the Federal Senate essay competition. These events aim to provide high school students from public schools with knowledge about the structure and functions of the Legislative Branch in Brazil.
Each year, the organizing committee proposes an essay prompt that students respond to. Schools are invited to host an essay contest within their individual school and submit the best essay to the Secretary of Education which will then select three essays per state as well as the top three essays nationally. One essay per state will then be selected by the Senate. The authors of these 27 best essays will be invited to participate in a four-day program in Brasília where they will develop and seek to approve different legislative projects, simulating the work of real Senators.
For more information visit the official website at: https://www12.senado.leg.br/jovemsenador
The Olimpíada Brasileira de Economic (OBECON) is a free event for high schools students in Brazil that aims to promote an interest in economics among students, stimulate research, and create an environment that allows for participants' intelectual and emotional growth. Participants will sit for an exam that includes both quantitative and qualitative questions on topics related to microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance, behavioral economics, and economic history. Those participants that achieve the top 5 scores will qualify to represent Brazil at the International Economics Olympiad (IEO).
For more information visit the official website at: http://www.obecon.org/
Interact is Rotary International's service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by local Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of: developing leadership skills and personal integrity; demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others; understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work; and advancing international understanding and goodwill. As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 10,700 clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost 200,000 young people are involved in Interact.
For more information visit the official website at: http://www.rotarybrasil.com.br/
Prêmio Prudential Espírito Comunitário is an initiative of Prudential do Brasil Seguros de Vida that awards young students for their volunteer projects in their communities. The award is the Brazilian version of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, created in the United States, where more than 120,000 young people have been awarded at the local, state and national levels since 1995.
The main goal of PPEC is to recognize young people who carry out volunteer projects with the potential to generate social transformation in their communities. For the national award, students must register their projects to be judged by a panel of experts who will then select 30 finalists to compete. After this first round, those 30 projects will be evaluated on different aspects and, at the official award ceremony, 3 finalists will be chosen to receive cash prizes to be invested in their projects, and the first two finalists will travel to the US in order to compete at the International Prudential Awards.
For more information visit the official website at: https://www.premioprudential.com.br/Home