NASSP Approved Student Programs

Since 1941, NASSP has published the NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students. The approval cycle for each edition spans from September of a given year through the following August.

The purpose of this list—developed through NASSP’s National Committee on Student Contests, Programs, and Activities—is to assist principals, teachers, parents, and students in determining the legitimacy and educational value of a variety of external student program opportunities. The National Committee reviews all programs based on the following standards:

  • Educational value
  • Financial support
  • Organizational structure
  • Promotional accuracy
  • Fair, appropriate adjudication

Any program that meets the list guidelines, as determined by the committee, will be included on the list. NASSP reserves the right to remove programs temporarily or permanently from the national list if programs fall below the standards for approval.Programs that do not appear on the national list are not necessarily without merit. Each school should determine the contests and activities in which it chooses to participate.


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    National Leadership Conference

    Sponsor Business Professionals of America
    Description Join more than 5,000 members and advisors at the 2018 Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference!
    Web Address www.bpa.org/nlc
    Email sgfroerer@bpa.org
    Phone 614-895-7277
    Address 5454 Cleveland Ave.
    Columbus, OH
    43231
    Start Date Visit website for dates
    End Date Visit website for dates
    Registration Deadline Visit website for dates
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    AATG National German Exam for High School Students

    Sponsor American Association of Teachers of German
    Description AATG administers national standardized tests to high school students in the first, second, third, and fourth years of German language study.
    Web Address www.aatg.org
    Email info@aatg.org
    Phone 856-795-5553
    Address 112 Haddontowne Court #104
    Cherry Hil, NJ
    08034
    Start Date December 1, 2017
    End Date April 30, 2018
    Registration Deadline December 15, 2017
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    ACL/NJCL National Latin Exam

    Sponsor American Classical League
    Description The National Latin Exam is a voluntary exam given in schools in the spring. Its purpose is to promote the study of Latin and encourage the individual Latin learner.
    Web Address www.nle.org
    Email nle@umw.edu
    Phone 888-378-7721
    Address University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Avenue
    Fredericksburg, VA
    22401
    Start Date February 26, 2018
    End Date March 16, 2018
    Registration Deadline January 20, 2018
    Grades Elem-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Adventures of the Mind

    Sponsor Student Achievement & Advocacy Services
    Description Annual week-long mentoring summit/camp for exceptional high school students to meet artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, and writers who participate in a series of workshops and seminars covering career development, decision making, and financial literacy.
    Web Address adventuresofthemind.org
    Email saasoffice@adventuresofthemind.org
    Phone 202-518-2324
    Address P.O. Box 423
    Cabin John, MD
    20818
    Start Date August 7, 2018
    End Date August 14, 2018
    Registration Deadline July 15, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    All-National Honor Ensembles

    Sponsor National Association for Music Education
    Description The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States. In November 2017, the ensembles will perform at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, under the baton of leaders in the field of music education.
    Web Address www.nafme.org/programs/all-national-honor-ensembles/
    Email HonorEnsembles@nafme.org
    Phone 703-860-4000
    Address 1806 Robert Fulton Drive
    Reston, VA
    20191
    Start Date November 26, 2017
    End Date November 29, 2017
    Registration Deadline May 12, 2017
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Ambassador Leadership Summits

    Sponsor Ambassador Leaders
    Description Hosted on campuses of top universities, Ambassador Leadership Summits bring together motivated middle and high school students from across the U.S. and around the world to gain leadership skills, build confidence, and develop an edge for college and careers in a global setting. Students work in teams to develop creative solutions to global issues impacting their communities.
    Web Address www.ambassadorleaders.com
    Email info@ambassadorleaders.com
    Phone 509-396-5551
    Address 104 South Freya Street, Orange Flag Building, Suite 115
    Spokane, WA
    99202
    Start Date June 25, 2018
    End Date August 5, 2018
    Registration Deadline Visit website for date
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Ambassador Leadership Summit: Medicine and Health Care

    Sponsor Ambassador Leaders
    Description During this experiential nine-day program, students stay at Johns Hopkins University and get a real-life experience in the field of medicine. They interact with experts in the field, explore health care career options, participate in workshops and simulations, visit medical research facilities, and map their path to a successful career in medicine and health care.
    Web Address www.ambassadorleaders.com
    Email info@ambassadorleaders.com
    Phone 509-396-5551
    Address 104 South Freya Street, Orange Flag Building, Suite 115
    Spokane, WA
    99202
    Start Date June 25, 2018
    End Date July 3, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    American Computer Science League (ACSL)

    Sponsor Association of Computer Science Leagues
    Description ACSL is a computer science contest comprised of two parts. One part is a short-answer test on designated computer science topics. The other part is a take-home programming problem. The contest has multiple divisions to accommodate all levels of experience. There is also a division without a programming problem.
    Web Address www.acsl.org
    Email info@acsl.org
    Phone 401-996-0018
    Address 10 Brisas Drive
    West Warwick, RI
    02893
    Start Date December 1, 2017
    End Date April 10, 2018
    Registration Deadline December 1, 2017
    Grades 4-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    American Mathematics Competitions

    Sponsor Mathematical Association of America
    Description The Mathematical Association of America’s American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) are the oldest, largest, and most prestigious mathematics competitions in the United States.
    Web Address amc.maa.org
    Email amchq@maa.org
    Phone 202-417-2048
    Address 1529 18th Street, NW
    Washington, DC
    20036
    Start Date February 6, 2018
    End Date February 14, 2018
    Registration Deadline January 22, 2018
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Bands of America Grand National Championships

    Sponsor Music for All, Inc.
    Description Music for All’s mission is to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. The organization believes that music and arts education are a core to students’ education and must be available to all students.
    Web Address www.musicforall.org
    Email haley.s@musicforall.org
    Phone 800-848-2263
    Address 39 W. Jackson Place, Suite 150
    Indianapolis, IN
    46225
    Start Date November 9, 2017
    End Date November 11, 2017
    Registration Deadline November 8, 2017
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0-2
    Scope National

    Bands of America Regional Championships

    Sponsor Music for All, Inc.
    Description Music for All’s mission is to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. The organization believes that music and arts education are a core to students’ education and must be available to all students.
    Web Address www.musicforall.org
    Email haley.s@musicforall.org
    Phone 800-848-2263
    Address 39 W. Jackson Place, Suite 150
    Indianapolis, IN
    46225
    Start Date September 16, 2017
    End Date November 4, 2017
    Registration Deadline November 2, 2017
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0-2
    Scope National

    Broadcom MASTERS

    Sponsor Broadcom Foundation
    Description Society for Science and the Public (SSP)-affiliated science and engineering fairs are provided the opportunity to nominate their top 10 percent of sixth, seventh and eighth grade student participants for this national competition through their judging procedures. Nominees then need to complete an online application for a chance to compete at the national level.
    Web Address student.societyforscience.org/broadcom-masters
    Email masters@societyforscience.org
    Phone 202-785-2255
    Address 1719 N Street, NW
    Washington, DC
    20036
    Start Date October 20, 2017
    End Date October 25, 2017
    Registration Deadline June 14, 2017
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 5
    Scope National

    CANE Writing Contest

    Sponsor Classical Association of New England
    Description The CANE Writing Contest is an annual event open to students taking Latin, Greek, or Classics in New England middle and high schools. Prizes are awarded to top contenders on the state and regional level.
    Web Address caneweb.org
    Email cbradshaw372@gmail.com
    Phone 413-253-2055
    Address 54 Potwine Lane
    Amherst, MA
    01002
    Start Date October 1, 2017
    End Date January 15, 2018
    Registration Deadline December 15, 2017
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope Regional (open to students in <20 states)

    Capitol Leadership Training

    Sponsor Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
    Description Youth leaders from across the country meet in the nation’s capital to develop leadership skills, learn about government relations, and meet with elected officials.
    Web Address www.fcclainc.org
    Email meetings@fcclainc.org
    Phone 703-476-4900
    Address 1910 Association Drive
    Reston, VA
    20191
    Start Date November 8, 2017
    End Date November 10, 2017
    Registration Deadline November 7, 2017
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Civic Leadership Academy

    Sponsor Civil Air Patrol
    Description The Civic Leadership Academy is an academically intense, behind-the-scenes exploration of the federal government and careers in public service.
    Web Address www.ncsas.com/?civic_leadership_academy&show=career_fair&careerFairID=23
    Email cadets@capnhq.gov
    Phone 877-227-9142
    Address 105 South Hansell St
    Maxwell AFB, AL
    36112
    Start Date February 24, 2018
    End Date March 3, 2018
    Registration Deadline October 15, 2017
    Grades 10-12
    Days Missed 5
    Scope National

    Close Up Washington

    Sponsor Close Up Foundation
    Description Close Up gives students an inside look at democracy in action. Using Washington, DC, as a living classroom, participants get a “close up” view of government— interacting with the people, processes, and places that make our capital so unique.
    Web Address www.closeup.org
    Email info@closeup.org
    Phone 800-257-7387
    Address 1330 Braddock Place, Suite 400
    Alexandria, VA
    22314
    Start Date October 22, 2017
    End Date June 29, 2018
    Registration Deadline October 1, 2017
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 4-6
    Scope National

    Congress of Future Medical Leaders

    Sponsor National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists
    Description The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research. The Congress inspires and motivates while the academy supports students so they reach their goal.
    Web Address www.FutureDocs.com
    Email admissions@futuredocs.com
    Phone 202-599-8442 x701
    Address 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 301
    Washington, DC
    20006-5805
    Start Date June 25, 2018
    End Date June 27, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 25, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

    Sponsor National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists
    Description The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders is an honors program for our nation’s highest-achieving high school students, all of whom are passionate about careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
    Web Address www.scitechleaders.com
    Email admissions@scitechleaders.com
    Phone 202-255-8805 x701
    Address 1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 301
    Washington, DC
    20006-5805
    Start Date June 25, 2018
    End Date July 1, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 29, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    CyberPatriot

    Sponsor Air Force Association
    Description CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program. At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. During online rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems. They are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six-hour period.
    Web Address www.uscyberpatriot.org
    Email info@uscyberpatriot.org
    Phone 703-247-5834
    Address 1501 Lee Highway, Suite 400
    Arlington, VA
    22209
    Start Date October 30, 2017
    End Date March 1, 2018
    Registration Deadline October 4, 2017
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 4
    Scope National

    Debate First- and Second-Year National Championships at Woodward Academy

    Sponsor Woodward Academy
    Description This is a nationally competitive debate tournament for students in their first or second year of policy or Lincoln-Douglas debate. Hosted by Woodward Academy in Atlanta, 2018 marks the 31st year of the event.
    Web Address woodward.tabroom.com
    Email maggie.berthiaume@woodward.edu
    Phone 404-765-1510
    Address 1662 Rugby Avenue
    College Park, GA
    30337
    Start Date March 23, 2018
    End Date March 25, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 16, 2018
    Grades 8-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    DECA International Career Development Conference

    Sponsor DECA Inc.
    Description DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA’s International Career Development Conference brings together 18,000 students, teachers, and business professionals for several days of competition, leadership, and networking.
    Web Address www.deca.org/icdc
    Email christopher_young@deca.org
    Phone 703-860-5000
    Address 1908 Association Drive
    Reston, VA
    20191
    Start Date April 21, 2018
    End Date April 24, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 19, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 2
    Scope National

    eCYBERMISSION

    Sponsor Army Educational Outreach Program
    Description eCYBERMISSION is a web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6-9 that promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize real-life applications of STEM. Teams of students are instructed to ask questions (for science) or define problems (for engineering), and then construct explanations (for science) or design solutions (for engineering) based on identified problems in their community. Registration is free.
    Web Address www.ecybermission.com
    Email missioncontrol@ecybermission.com
    Phone 866-462-9237
    Address 1840 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA
    22201
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date February 28, 2018
    Registration Deadline December 13, 2017
    Grades 6-9
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    FBLA National Leadership Conference

    Sponsor Future Business Leaders of America
    Description Conference for members and advisers to participate in business-related and leadership development workshops and participate in national competitive events.
    Web Address www.fbla-pbl.org
    Email conference@fbla.org
    Phone 703-860-3334
    Address 1912 Association Drive
    Reston, VA
    20191
    Start Date June 28, 2018
    End Date July 1, 2018
    Registration Deadline June 9, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    FIRST® Robotics Competition

    Sponsor FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
    Description Unique varsity “Sport for the Mind™” helps high school students discover the excitement and rewards of science, technology, and engineering. It’s the only varsity sport where every student may turn pro.
    Web Address www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc
    Email frcteams@firstinspires.org
    Phone 603-666-3906
    Address 200 Bedford Street
    Manchester, NH
    03101
    Start Date January 6, 2018
    End Date April 28, 2018
    Registration Deadline November 21, 2017
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0-2
    Scope National

    FIRST® Tech Challenge

    Sponsor FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology)
    Description Following a sports model, teams of 10+ members design, build, program, and operate robots of their own design to play a game in an alliance format. Guided by coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. Participants have access to millions in scholarships.
    Web Address www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc
    Email ftcteams@firstinspires.org
    Phone 603-666-3906
    Address 200 Bedford Street
    Manchester, NH
    03101
    Start Date September 9, 2017
    End Date April 28, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 1, 2018
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0-1
    Scope National

    Future City Competition

    Sponsor DiscoverE
    Description The Future City Competition is a STEM program that invites sixth, seventh, and eighth graders to imagine, design, and create cities of the future. Teams work with an educator and engineer mentor to learn city design and management using SimCity software, write an essay about their innovations, build a scale model using recycled materials, and give a short presentation about their ideas.
    Web Address www.futurecity.org
    Email info@futurecity.org
    Phone 703-684-2889
    Address 1420 King Street
    Alexandria, VA
    22314
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date February 21, 2018
    Registration Deadline October 31, 2017
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc.

    Sponsor Marianne Solomon
    Description Future Problem Solving Program International [FPSPI] stimulates critical and creative thinking, encourages students to develop a vision for the future, and prepares participants for leadership roles. Through creative problem solving, students become equipped to handle the issues of their future.
    Web Address www.fpspi.org
    Email mail@fpspi.org
    Phone 321-768-0074
    Address 2015 Grant Place
    Melbourne, FL
    32901
    Start Date October 1, 2017
    End Date June 30, 2018
    Registration Deadline September 30, 2017
    Grades K-12
    Days Missed varies
    Scope National

    George and Stella Knight Essay Contest

    Sponsor National Society Sons of the American Revolution
    Description Students are asked to write an essay about the American Revolution, a founding father, or a soldier of the Revolution.
    Web Address sar.org
    Email j.m.lindley@msn.com
    Phone 425-896-7073
    Address 510 13th Avenue
    Kirkland, WA
    98033
    Start Date October 1, 2017
    End Date February 28, 2018
    Registration Deadline January 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Heart of Texas Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament

    Sponsor St. Mark’s School of Texas
    Description The Heart of Texas Invitational is a nationally competitive speech and debate tournament offering competition in multiple speech events, cross examination, Lincoln-Douglas, and public forum debate.
    Web Address tabroom.com
    Email pacedebate@gmail.com
    Phone 214-734-3673
    Address 10600 Preston Road
    Dallas, TX
    75230
    Start Date October 13, 2017
    End Date October 23, 2017
    Registration Deadline September 15, 2017
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy

    Sponsor Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)
    Description HOBY’s Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA) empowers juniors and seniors to leverage their personal leadership talents to address social issues they want to impact. Students (aka project managers) are assigned to small groups led by a project coach, an adult mentor with experience leading projects. Project coaches facilitate collaboration as project managers cultivate their leadership, entrepreneurial, and project management skills together.
    Web Address www.hoby.org/programs/advanced-leadership-academy/
    Email ala@hoby.org
    Phone 818-851-3980
    Address 31255 Cedar Valley Drive, Suite 327
    Westlake Village, CA
    91362
    Start Date July 5, 2018
    End Date July 10, 2018
    Registration Deadline June 15, 2018
    Grades 11-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    HOBY State Leadership Seminar

    Sponsor Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)
    Description Every spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country join one of HOBY’s 70 State Leadership Seminars. Our three- or four-day seminars empower students to cultivate their leadership skills through fun, interactive workshops; become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, and community; and discover how personal, group, and societal leadership lead to social change.
    Web Address www.hoby.org/programs/leadership-seminars/
    Email registration@hoby.org
    Phone 818-851-3980
    Address 31255 Cedar Valley Drive, Suite 327
    Westlake Village, CA
    91362
    Start Date May 4, 2018
    End Date June 24, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 1, 2018
    Grades 10
    Days Missed 1-2
    Scope National

    Horatio Alger Scholarship

    Sponsor Horatio Alger Association
    Description The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program, one of the largest need-based scholarship programs in the U.S., assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs primarily recognize academic achievement or leadership potential, this program seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as critical financial need.
    Web Address scholars.horatioalger.org
    Email eramirez@horatioalger.org
    Phone 703-984-9444
    Address 99 Canal Center Plaza
    Alexandria, VA
    22314
    Start Date August 5, 2017
    End Date October 25, 2017
    Registration Deadline October 25, 2017
    Grades 12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Inspire U.S.

    Sponsor Project High Hopes
    Description The Inspire U.S. mission is to transform young leaders’ inspiration into action that improves our communities and strengthens our democracy. Inspire U.S. does this by engaging young adults in the democratic process through voter registration and civic action.
    Web Address www.inspire-usa.org
    Email vote@inspire-usa.org
    Phone 760-839-6626
    Address 19811 4th Place
    Escondido, CA
    92029
    Start Date August 1, 2017
    End Date May 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline April 1, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope Regional (open to students in <20 states)

    Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

    Sponsor Intel Corporation
    Description The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the world’s largest international precollege science competition. Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for approximately $5 million in prizes.
    Web Address student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef
    Email sciedu@societyforscience.org
    Phone 202-785-2255
    Address 1719 N Street, NW
    Washington, DC
    20036
    Start Date May 13, 2018
    End Date May 18, 2018
    Registration Deadline April 16, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 5
    Scope National

    International Leadership Conference

    Sponsor HOSA-Future Health Professionals
    Description The highlight of every year for HOSA members is the HOSA International Leadership Conference. The conference is held in June in different cities across the United States. The HOSA International Leadership Conference includes exciting general sessions; leadership training; exhibits; and competitive events focused on leadership, professional, and technical skills.
    Web Address ilc.hosa.org
    Email info@hosa.org
    Phone 972-874-0062
    Address 548 Silicon Drive, #101
    Southlake, TX
    76092
    Start Date June 20, 2018
    End Date June 23, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 15, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    International Thespian Festival 2018

    Sponsor International Thespian Festival, LLC affiliated with Int’l Thespian Society
    Description The International Thespian Festival is a week-long celebration of high school theatre, which includes 11 main stage productions presented by high schools, plus over 40 one-acts presented by high schools. The event offers students audition opportunities for colleges and scholarships offered by the organization. In addition, over 200 workshops are offered allowing students to fine-tune their skills.
    Web Address schooltheatre.org/events/festival
    Email festival@schooltheatre.org
    Phone 513-421-3900
    Address 2343 Auburn Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH
    45219
    Start Date June 25, 2018
    End Date July 1, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 1, 2018
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Junior Optimist International

    Sponsor Optimist International
    Description Junior Optimist International is a service-learning organization that teaches young people leadership skills, teamwork, communication skills, self-esteem, and fiscal responsibility through community service.
    Web Address www.optimist.org
    Email youthclubs@optimist.org
    Phone 314-371-6000
    Address 4494 Lindell Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO
    63108
    Start Date October 1, 2017
    End Date September 30, 2017
    Registration Deadline October 1, 2017
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)

    Sponsor Academy of Applied Science
    Description JSHS invites high school students who have conducted projects in STEM to apply to present and/or attend a regional symposium hosted by colleges and universities nationwide.
    Web Address www.jshs.org
    Email cousens@jshs.org
    Phone 603-796-6446
    Address 24 Warren Street
    Concord, NH
    03301
    Start Date January 3, 2018
    End Date May 1, 2018
    Registration Deadline December 15, 2017
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1-2
    Scope National

    Kiwanis Key Leader

    Sponsor Kiwanis Key Club International
    Description Kiwanis Key Leader is an experiential weekend adventure in servant leadership open to high school students throughout the United States and Canada. Most students receive scholarships from local Kiwanis clubs to fund their attendance. A complete listing of dates and local contact information is available on the website.
    Web Address www.key-leader.org
    Email dpeterson@kiwanis.org
    Phone 317-875-8755
    Address 3636 Woodview Trace
    Indianapolis, IN
    46268
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline August 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0-1
    Scope National

    Leaders of Tomorrow

    Sponsor International Leadership Network
    Description This program recognizes student leaders and provides leadership training experience.
    Web Address www.ilnleadnet.com
    Email ilnleadnet@aol.com
    Phone 314-494-2529
    Address 5228 Creighton Drive
    St. Louis, MO
    63123
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date June 15, 2018
    Registration Deadline June 15, 2018
    Grades 11
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    LifeSmarts

    Sponsor National Consumers League
    Description LifeSmarts is a consumer literacy program and competitive event open to students in sixth through twelfth grade. LifeSmarts teaches the consumer literacy skills needed to succeed in today’s marketplace: personal finance, consumer rights, technology, health and safety, and the environment. The program follows the standard academic year with online events running from September to February, and in-person competitions February through April.
    Web Address www.lifesmarts.org
    Email lifesmarts@nclnet.org
    Phone 202-835-3323
    Address 1701 K St. NW, Suite 1200
    Washington, DC
    20006
    Start Date September 11, 2017
    End Date April 25, 2018
    Registration Deadline January 31, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Math Video Challenge

    Sponsor MATHCOUNTS Foundation
    Description The Math Video Challenge provides students a fun, unique way to combine technology, math, and creativity. Students work in teams of four, with the guidance of a teacher team advisor, to make a video that explains the solution to a problem from the MATHCOUNTS School Handbook and shows the real-world application of the math concept in the problem.
    Web Address videochallenge.mathcounts.org
    Email info@mathcounts.org
    Phone 703-299-9006
    Address 1420 King Street
    Alexandria, VA
    22314
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date May 30, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 14, 2018
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    MATHCOUNTS Competition Series

    Sponsor MATHCOUNTS Foundation
    Description Founded in 1983, the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series engages students in all U.S. states and territories in fun, challenging, in-person math contests. Teachers begin working with students in the fall, then progress through four levels of competition—school, chapter, state, and national. All competition coaches receive the MATHCOUNTS School Handbook, which serves as the primary resource for team training.
    Web Address www.mathcounts.org/competition
    Email info@mathcounts.org
    Phone 703-299-9006
    Address 1420 King Street
    Alexandria, VA
    22314
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date June 30, 2018
    Registration Deadline December 31, 2017
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0-4
    Scope National

    Music For All Southern Regional Concert Band Festival

    Sponsor Arkansas Tech University
    Description The Southern Regional Concert Band Festival will provide participant ensembles the opportunity to play at the world-class Russellville Center for the Performing Arts in a noncompetitive format and receive comments and a 30-minute clinic from evaluators. Each performing ensemble will receive a recording of their performance with no judges’ commentary, as well as the three recordings from the clinicians.
    Web Address www.atu.edu/bands/festival.php
    Email dbelongia@atu.edu
    Phone 407-421-5804
    Address Russellville Center for the Arts
    Russellville, AR
    72802
    Start Date Visit website for date
    End Date Visit website for date
    Registration Deadline Visit website for date
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0-1
    Scope Regional (open to students in <20 states)

    Music In The Parks

    Sponsor Music In The Parks
    Description Music In The Parks offers one and two day adjudicated festivals for school bands, choirs, and orchestras. Ensembles perform for a panel of expert adjudicators and are evaluated using a specific rubric. The performances receive a rating and groups can also choose to compete against other ensembles.
    Web Address www.musicintheparks.com
    Email info@musicintheparks.com
    Phone 800-323-0974
    Address 1784 W. Schuylkill Road
    Douglassville, PA
    19518
    Start Date March 10, 2018
    End Date June 9, 2018
    Registration Deadline April 1, 2018
    Grades K-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    National Art Honor Society (NAHS)

    Sponsor National Art Education Association (NAEA)
    Description The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) recognizes high school students who demonstrate an outstanding ability and interest in art and promotes the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service by bringing art education to the attention of the school and community.
    Web Address www.arteducators.org/community/nahs
    Email nahs@arteducators.org
    Phone 703-860-8000
    Address 901 Prince Street
    Alexandria, VA
    22314
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date June 30, 2018
    Registration Deadline June 30, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Beta Club

    Sponsor Kelli Gosnell
    Description As the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit, educational youth organization, National Beta has awarded national recognition to over 7 million students since its establishment in 1934. National Beta is committed to recognizing high academic achievement, nurturing character, developing leadership skills, and encouraging service to others. National Beta serves students in grades 4-8 (Junior Beta) and grades 9-12 (Senior Beta).
    Web Address www.betaclub.org
    Email kgosnell@betaclub.org
    Phone 800-845-8281
    Address 151 Beta Club Way
    Spartanburg, SC
    29306
    Start Date October 1, 2017
    End Date June 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 3, 2018
    Grades 4-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Classical Etymology Exam

    Sponsor National Junior Classical League
    Description The National Classical Etymology Exam is a national competition for students of Latin and Greek. The students compete through an academic exam answering questions on Latin and Greek language.
    Web Address www.njcl.org
    Email njcloffice@ncl.org
    Phone 513-529-7741
    Address 860 NW Washington Boulevard, Suite A
    Hamilton, OH
    45013
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date December 7, 2017
    Registration Deadline October 27, 2017
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Cluster Meeting

    Sponsor Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
    Description National Cluster Meetings provide an opportunity for FCCLA members and advisers to come together to expand leadership skills, sharpen talents, and explore career pathways. Prepare for your future as you participate in FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience.
    Web Address www.fcclainc.org
    Email meetings@fcclainc.org
    Phone 703-476-4900
    Address 1910 Association Drive
    Reston, VA
    20191
    Start Date November 10, 2017
    End Date November 19, 2017
    Registration Deadline November 9, 2017
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope Regional (open to students in <20 states)

    National College Fair

    Sponsor National Association for College Admission Counseling
    Description Free and open to the public, National College Fairs, STEM Fairs, and Performing and Visual Arts fairs allow students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of postsecondary institutions.
    Web Address www.nacacnet.org
    Email skarpf@nacacnet.org
    Phone 703-836-2222
    Address 1050 N. Highland Street, Suite 400
    Arlington, VA
    22201
    Start Date February 5, 2017
    End Date November 15, 2017
    Registration Deadline November 15, 2017
    Grades 11-12
    Days Missed 0-1
    Scope National

    The National Economics Challenge

    Sponsor Council for Economic Education
    Description The National Economics Challenge is a fun way for students to flex their intellectual muscle and test their economic knowledge. Competitions are held at the state, national semifinal, and national final levels for high school students in the Adam Smith Division, for advanced placement, international baccalaureate, and honors students; and the David Ricardo Division for semester general economics students.
    Web Address www.NationalEconomicsChallenge.org
    Email rcastillo@councilforeconed.org
    Phone 212-730-7533
    Address 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 2600
    New York, NY
    10168
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date May 23, 2018
    Registration Deadline February 1, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Dance Education Organization

    Sponsor National Honor Society for Dance Arts
    Description The National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization, created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and private schools in K-12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers, performing arts organizations, and postsecondary education.
    Web Address nhsda-ndeo.org
    Email tchambers@ndeo.org
    Phone 301-585-2880
    Address 8609 2nd Avenue, Suite #203B
    Silver Spring, Maryland
    20910
    Start Date December 31, 2017
    End Date September 1, 2017
    Registration Deadline December 31, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Debate Coaches Association National Championships

    Sponsor National Debate Coaches Association
    Description The National Debate Coaches Association’s National Championships is a debate tournament for students wishing to compete at the highest levels of high school debate. The tournament offers cross-examination, Lincoln-Douglas, public forum, and worlds debate.
    Web Address tabroom.com
    Email pacedebate@gmail.com
    Phone 214-734-3673
    Address 10600 Preston Road
    Dallas, TX
    75230
    Start Date April 13, 2018
    End Date April 16, 2018
    Registration Deadline April 1, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    National FFA Convention and Expo

    Sponsor National FFA Organization
    Description The National FFA Convention and Expo is an annual event for FFA members, stakeholders, and guests. More than 65,000 attendees gather to participate in activities that include competitions, general sessions, community service, career exploration, leadership development, and award recognition.
    Web Address www.ffa.org/convention
    Email mhigdon@ffa.org
    Phone 317-802-6060
    Address 6060 FFA Drive
    Indianapolis, IN
    46278
    Start Date October 25, 2017
    End Date October 28, 2017
    Registration Deadline October 2, 2017
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 3-5
    Scope National

    National French Contest

    Sponsor American Association of Teachers of French
    Description The National French Contest is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students of French in grades 1-12 take a written test and compete against students for prizes. Prizes are awarded at the chapter and national level. All students are eligible: home school, private tutors, and students of non-AATF members are all invited to participate.
    Web Address www.frenchcontest.org
    Email director@frenchcontest.org
    Phone 630-677-2594
    Address P.O. Box 3283
    St. Charles, IL
    60174
    Start Date Visit website for date
    End Date Visit website for date
    Registration Deadline Visit website for date
    Grades 1-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Greek Exam

    Sponsor American Classical League
    Description The National Greek Exam will be administered between February 19 and March 2, 2018. There are six levels: Introduction to Greek, Beginning Attic Greek, Intermediate Attic Greek, Homeric Greek/Odyssey, Prose and Tragedy.
    Web Address aclclassics.org
    Email info@aclclassics.org
    Phone 513-529-7741
    Address 860 NW Washington Boulevard, Suite A
    Hamilton, OH
    45013
    Start Date February 19, 2018
    End Date March 2, 2018
    Registration Deadline January 19, 2018
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National High School Mock Trial Championship (NHSMTC)

    Sponsor National High School Mock Trial Championship, Inc.
    Description NHSMTC promotes an understanding and appreciation of the American judicial system through the National High School Mock Trial Championship. Member organizations (one from each state, territory, or foreign country) send one champion team to compete in the National Championship.
    Web Address nationalmocktrial.org
    Email dfox.nhsmtc@cox.net
    Phone 602-372-2260
    Address c/o Hon. Dewain Fox, Maricopa County Superior Court, 201 West Jefferson Street, Suite CCB-6D
    Phoenix, AZ
    85003
    Start Date May 10, 2018
    End Date May 13, 2018
    Registration Deadline April 15, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 4-5
    Scope National

    National History Day

    Sponsor National History Day, Inc.
    Description National History Day (NHD) holds academic contests in which students from all over the world participate. Students create historical projects related to the annual theme and present their research in the form of a paper, performance, documentary, exhibit, or website.
    Web Address www.nhd.org
    Email info@nhd.org
    Phone 301-314-9739
    Address 4511 Knox Road, Suite 205
    College Park, MD
    20740
    Start Date June 10, 2018
    End Date June 14, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 15, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC)

    Sponsor National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC)
    Description The NIETOC will bring the nation’s best and brightest students and teachers in oral interpretation and oratory together to participate in a Tournament of Champions.
    Web Address www.nietoc.com
    Email info@nietoc.com
    Phone 214-394-3610
    Address 8 Canterbury Drive
    Hattiesburg, MS
    39402
    Start Date Visit website for date
    End Date Visit website for date
    Registration Deadline Visit website for date
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1-2
    Scope National

    National Junior Classical League Convention

    Sponsor National Junior Classical League
    Description The National Junior Classical League Convention is a national competition for students of Latin and Greek. The students compete on all aspects of Latin and Greek language, culture, and history. Also, noted speakers present papers and workshops.
    Web Address www.njcl.org
    Email njcloffice@ncl.org
    Phone 513-529-7741
    Address 860 NW Washington Boulevard
    Hamilton, OH
    45013
    Start Date July 30, 2018
    End Date August 25, 2018
    Registration Deadline July 23, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Latin Vocabulary Exam

    Sponsor National Junior Classical League
    Description This exam is designed to test a student’s proficiency in Latin vocabulary.
    Web Address www.njcl.org
    Email njcloffice@ncl.org
    Phone 513-529-7741
    Address 860 NW Washington Boulevard
    Hamilton, OH
    45013
    Start Date November 13, 2017
    End Date March 29, 2018
    Registration Deadline February 15, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Leadership Academy Summer Medical Internship (name will change)

    Sponsor National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists
    Description National Leadership Academy Summer Medical Internship (new name TBA) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity abroad for high-school students to gain hands-on experience in real-life gross anatomy labs, operating rooms, and medical treatment rooms, and to observe human autopsies. Students will have hands-on experiences usually reserved only for 3rd and 4th-year medical students here in the United States.
    Web Address www.FutureDocs.org
    Email lisarossi@futuredocs.com
    Phone 202-599-8442
    Address 1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 300
    Washington, DC
    20006
    Start Date June 15, 2018
    End Date July 15, 2018
    Registration Deadline April 15, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC)

    Sponsor SkillsUSA
    Description SkillsUSA holds its 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students, in June 2018. More than 16,000 people — including students, teachers and business partners — are expected to participate in the weeklong event.
    Web Address www.Skillsusa.org
    Email sbland@skillsusa.org
    Phone 703-737-0622
    Address 14001 SkillsUSA Way
    Leesburg, VA
    20176
    Start Date June 26, 2018
    End Date June 28, 2018
    Registration Deadline June 1, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Leadership Conference

    Sponsor Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
    Description FCCLA members from across the country will gather in Nashville, TN, to network with fellow members, attend FCCLA program workshops, leadership sessions, and compete in STAR Events. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to explore Unlimited Possibilities with your FCCLA family.
    Web Address www.fcclainc.org
    Email meetings@fcclainc.org
    Phone 703-476-4900
    Address 1910 Association Drive
    Reston, VA
    20191
    Start Date June 28, 2018
    End Date July 2, 2018
    Registration Deadline June 7, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Mythology Exam

    Sponsor American Classical League, Excellence Through Classics Committee
    Description A national competition on mythology and classical literature of other cultures. Students compete on their knowledge of Classics, African, Native American, and Norse myths. The classical literature includes the Aeneid, the Odyssey, and the Iliad.
    Web Address etclassics.org
    Email carlind@aclclassics.org
    Phone 513-896-2500
    Address 860 NW Washington Boulevard, Suite A
    Hamilton, OH
    45013
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date March 3, 2018
    Registration Deadline January 15, 2018
    Grades 3-9
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Roman Civilization Online Exam

    Sponsor National Junior Classical League
    Description This is a test on the history and culture of the ancient Romans from 753 BC to the end of the reign of Constantine the Great. There are three levels and two divisions.
    Web Address www.njcl.org
    Email njcloffice@ncl.org
    Phone 513-529-7741
    Address 860 NW Washington Boulevard
    Hamilton, OH
    45013
    Start Date November 13, 2017
    End Date March 29, 2018
    Registration Deadline February 15, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Spanish Examinations

    Sponsor American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
    Description The National Spanish Examinations are online, standardized assessment tools given voluntarily by over 3,800 teachers to approximately 150,000 students throughout the United States to measure proficiency and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language.
    Web Address www.nationalspanishexam.org
    Email kcessna@nationalspanishexam.org
    Phone 219-465-2100
    Address 2701 Beech Street, Suite P
    Valparaiso, IN
    46383
    Start Date March 1, 2018
    End Date April 10, 2018
    Registration Deadline January 31, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Speech and Debate Tournament

    Sponsor National Speech & Debate Association (National Forensic League)
    Description The purpose of the National Speech and Debate Tournament is to provide student members with the opportunity to strive for excellence as speakers and debaters while utilizing and enhancing essential critical thinking, writing, research, interpretation, and rhetorical skills. The contest strives to promote the five core tenets of the honor code: leadership, humility, service, integrity, and respect.
    Web Address www.speechanddebate.org
    Email director@speechanddebate.org
    Phone 920-748-6206
    Address 125 Watson Street
    Ripon, WI
    54971
    Start Date June 17, 2018
    End Date June 22, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 1, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference Acting Intensive

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students learn the skills of successful actors through intensive workshops, exclusive speakers, and tours. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 W. Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 30, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Architecture

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students learn the skills to succeed in the architecture field through workshops, simulations, and exclusive speakers, including architects, designers, and architectural engineers. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Biotechnology

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students can experience a career in biotechnology during intensive lab experiences and exclusive trips and tours. Students will developing essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Business and Entrepreneurship

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students learn the skills to succeed in business through workshops, simulations, and exclusive speakers, including entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 company executives. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date July 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Engineering

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students can discover the many branches of engineering through participation in a variety of engineering design challenges, exclusive speakers, and tours. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Entertainment Management

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students learn how to succeed in the fast-paced world of entertainment management through exciting simulations, exclusive speakers, and tours. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Environmental Science and Sustainability

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students can discover careers in the field of environmental science through participation in a variety of hands-on experiences, exclusive speakers, and tours. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date May 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Forensic Science

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students learn the skills of successful crime scene analysts through hands-on workshops, exciting simulations, exclusive speakers, and tours. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date July 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Game Design

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students learn the skills of successful game designers during hands-on workshops with professors from American University’s School of Communication. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio St, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Intelligence and National Security

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students can experience the challenges of protecting our nation through exciting simulations, exclusive speakers, and tours. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on International Business

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students learn the skills to succeed in international business through workshops, simulations, and exclusive speakers, including executives of multinational companies and heads of international trade agencies. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on International Diplomacy

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students from across the world explore a future career in diplomacy while experiencing life on a college campus and developing essential leadership skills. Students meet with and learn from ambassadors, government officials, and leading policy analysts.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Journalism, Film, and Media Arts

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students learn the skills of successful journalists and media professionals during hands-on workshops with professors from American University’s School of Communication. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Law and Advocacy

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students can experience a career in law during an exciting criminal trial simulation, exclusive trips, and tours. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Mastering Leadership

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students can master the distinctions of effective leaders through hands-on workshops and community service. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine and Health Care

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students can experience a career in medicine through hands-on workshops, exclusive trips, and tours. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Nursing

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students can experience a career in nursing through hands-on workshops, exclusive trips, and tours. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Political Action and Public Policy

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students can explore the U.S. Congress and the presidential campaign system through exciting simulations, exclusive speakers, and tours. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Psychology and Neuroscience

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students learn about careers in psychology and neuroscience through hands-on workshops and simulations, field trips, and meetings with doctors, scientists, and other professionals. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Sports Management

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students learn how to succeed in the fast-paced world of sports management through exciting simulations, exclusive speakers, and tours. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Leadership Conference on Theater

    Sponsor National Student Leadership Foundation
    Description Outstanding high school students learn the skills of successful theater professionals through hands-on workshops, exclusive speakers, and tours. Students will develop essential leadership skills while living and studying on a college campus.
    Web Address www.nslcleaders.org
    Email info@nslcleaders.org
    Phone 800-994-6752 or 312-322-9999
    Address 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 4W
    Chicago, IL
    60654
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National TSA Conference

    Sponsor Technology Student Association
    Description TSA is providing valuable opportunities for its members to excel in problem-solving skills, while advancing personal growth. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts through cocurricular activities, competitive events, and related programs.
    Web Address www.tsaweb.org
    Email mraza@tsaweb.org
    Phone 703-860-9000
    Address 1914 Association Drive, Suite 203
    Reston, VA
    20191
    Start Date June 21, 2018
    End Date June 25, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 21, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    NAUDL

    Sponsor National Association for Urban Debate Leagues
    Description The Urban Debate National Championship brings together 76 high school students and their coaches from member leagues to determine the top urban debaters in the country.
    Web Address www.urbandebate.org
    Email sarasanchez@urbandebate.org
    Phone 312-427-0389
    Address 200 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL
    60614
    Start Date April 13, 2018
    End Date April 15, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 15, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 2
    Scope National

    NCFL Grand National Speech and Debate Tournament 2018

    Sponsor National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL)
    Description Offers national contests in policy, Lincoln-Douglas, and public forum debate; rhetorical and interpretative speech events; and student congress.
    Web Address www.ncfl.org
    Email rburdett@ncfl.org
    Phone 703-383-1633
    Address c/o Roland Burdett, 6927 Stoneybrooke Lane
    Alexandria, VA
    22306
    Start Date May 26, 2018
    End Date May 27, 2018
    Registration Deadline April 15, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0-1
    Scope National

    NMA Leadership Speech Contest

    Sponsor NMA
    Description The contest involves students in grades 9-12. They research, write, and deliver a speech based on their interpretation of leadership. Topics like leadership in the world, its application to the free enterprise system, and what leadership means to them personally.
    Web Address www.nma1.org
    Email robin@nma1.org
    Phone 937-294-0421
    Address 2210 Arbor Boulevard, 1st Floor
    Dayton, OH
    45439
    Start Date Visit website for dates
    End Date Visit website for dates
    Registration Deadline Visit website for dates
    Grades 9 -12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    NO BULL Challenge

    Sponsor Great American NO BULL Challenge
    Description The NO BULL Challenge is a leadership and social activation organization using the power of filmmaking combined with social media to inspire change at the student level. Students from around the world create short films, music videos, or PSAs that inspire positive change on important issues like bullying, violence, drug/alcohol abuse, inequality, suicide, addiction, LGBTQ, and obesity/body image.
    Web Address www.nobullchallenge.org
    Email pat@nobullchallenge.org
    Phone 925-462-8400
    Address 6600 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 100
    Pleasanton, CA
    94566
    Start Date October 10, 2017
    End Date April 20, 2018
    Registration Deadline February 22, 2018
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Northeast Jazz Festival

    Sponsor Northeast Community College/Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble
    Description This two-day festival is a competition for school show choirs, jazz choirs, and jazz bands. There are four levels of competition in all categories based on school sizes.
    Web Address www.northeast.edu
    Email lindab@northeast.edu
    Phone 402-844-7354
    Address 801 East Benjamin Avenue
    Norfolk, NE
    68702-0469
    Start Date March 26, 2018
    End Date March 27, 2018
    Registration Deadline January 6, 2017
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed Hours only
    Scope Regional (open to students in <20 states)

    Optimist International Oratorical World Championships

    Sponsor Optimist International
    Description Since its start in 1928, the Oratorical Contest is the longest-running program sponsored by Optimist International. The contest is designed for youth to gain experience in public speaking and provide them with the opportunity to compete for college scholarships up to $22,500.
    Web Address www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships4.cfm
    Email programs@optimist.org
    Phone 314-371-6000
    Address 4494 Lindell Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO
    63108
    Start Date October 1, 2017
    End Date May 15, 2018
    Registration Deadline April 15, 2018
    Grades Students under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2017
    Days Missed 0-2
    Scope National

    Patriot’s Pen

    Sponsor Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.
    Description Annual nationwide contest which allows sixth through eighth grade middle school students to write an essay (300 to 400 words in length) based on a different annual patriotic theme each year. Participants have the chance to win national awards, including a $5,000 top prize. There are four levels of VFW judging: post, district, state, and national.
    Web Address www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships
    Email YouthScholarships@vfw.org
    Phone 816-968-1117
    Address 406 West 34th Street
    Kansas City, MO
    64111
    Start Date September 2, 2017
    End Date March 5, 2018
    Registration Deadline October 31, 2017
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS)

    Sponsor Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Description The Regeneron STS is the nation’s most prestigious precollege science competition. Alumni of STS hold more than 100 of the world’s most distinguished science and math honors. Each year, 300 semifinalists are recognized. From the pool of semifinalists, 40 finalists are invited to Washington, D.C., for the final judging to compete for the top three awards of $150,000 each.
    Web Address student.societyforscience.org/intel-sts
    Email sts@societyforscience.org
    Phone 202-785-2255
    Address 1719 N Street, NW
    Washington, DC
    20036
    Start Date March 7, 2018
    End Date March 14, 2018
    Registration Deadline November 15, 2017
    Grades 12
    Days Missed 5
    Scope National

    Salute to Excellence and International Achievement Summit

    Sponsor American Academy of Achievement
    Description Annual gathering of adult leaders who share their experiences with outstanding students. A unique opportunity to meet extraordinary role models.
    Web Address www.achievement.org
    Email emily@achievement.org
    Phone 202-887-0000
    Address 1222 16th Street, NW
    Washington, DC
    20036
    Start Date July 18, 2018
    End Date July 21, 2018
    Registration Deadline June 1, 2018
    Grades 12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Science Olympiad

    Sponsor Science Olympiad
    Description Science Olympiad is the largest multi-discipline team science, technology, engineering, and math competition in the U.S., serving nearly 7,000 teams in grades 6-12. Since 1984, Science Olympiad has been committed to providing challenging tournaments for students (350+ annually), innovative professional development for teachers, and hands-on science activities for PreK–6th grade students and families.
    Web Address soinc.org
    Email dmendenhall@soinc.org
    Phone 630-792-1251
    Address Two Trans Am Plaza Drive, Suite 415
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    60181
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date June 10, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 1, 2018
    Grades K-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    StellarXplorers

    Sponsor Air Force Association
    Description StellarXplorers is the National HS Space Challenge with the vision to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM through a challenging, space system design competition. It includes an academic component as a curriculum supplement. Competition employs computer simulations for orbit determination and system design. Teams participate in competitive rounds to qualify for the national finals, held in Colorado in April.
    Web Address stellarxplorers.org
    Email stellarxplorers@afa.org
    Phone 703-247-5800 ext. 4899
    Address 1501 Lee Highway, Suite 400
    Arlington, VA
    22209
    Start Date October 20, 2017
    End Date April 22, 2018
    Registration Deadline October 15, 2017
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0-3
    Scope National

    Student Volunteer Disaster Relief

    Sponsor National Relief Network
    Description The National Relief Network (NRN) offers an incredible volunteer experience available for students. NRN students have worked disaster areas from Ground Zero in New York City to wildfires in San Diego. NRN students also brought more than 7,000 volunteers into New Orleans following Katrina and planted more than 125,000 cypress trees following the BP oil spill.
    Web Address www.nrn.org
    Email info@nrn.org
    Phone 616-225-2525
    Address 12533 Horseshoe Lake Drive
    Gowen, MI
    49326
    Start Date September 2, 2017
    End Date September 1, 2018
    Registration Deadline September 1, 2017
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science

    Sponsor Technology Student Association
    Description TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) is an annual competition for middle and high school students designed to help them discover their potential for engineering.
    Web Address teams.tsaweb.org
    Email mraza@tsaweb.org
    Phone 703-860-9000
    Address 1914 Association Drive
    Reston, VA
    20191
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date March 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2017
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    The Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

    Sponsor National Society Sons of the American Revolution
    Description This historical oration contest is conducted on three levels: national, state and local chapter. Cash awards are earned at all levels. The program is designed to supplement the secondary school’s American Revolutionary War history studies and have the student orally (not more than six minutes) communicate that history and draw an intelligent relationaship between the past and the present.
    Web Address sar.org/youth/oration_contest
    Email dustoff@verizon.net
    Phone 703-450-6041
    Address 12158 Holly Knoll Circle
    Great Falls, VA
    22066-1226
    Start Date September 2, 2017
    End Date June 15, 2018
    Registration Deadline June 15, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    The National Math Club

    Sponsor MATHCOUNTS Foundation
    Description The National Math Club provides students noncompetitive, extracurricular math activities to build confidence and problem-solving skills in an inclusive atmosphere. Teachers meet regularly with their math club throughout the school year and engage them in fun, hands-on, and interactive activities. All club leaders receive the club activity book, which includes detailed meeting plans, and the materials needed for each activity.
    Web Address www.mathcounts.org/club
    Email info@mathcounts.org
    Phone 703-299-9006
    Address 1420 King Street
    Alexandria, VA
    22314
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date May 30, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    The TOMODACHI Toshiba Science and Technology Leadership Academy

    Sponsor Toshiba/NSTA
    Description The TOMODACHI Toshiba Science and Technology Leadership Academy is an annual one-week, cross-cultural science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) exchange and leadership program for 16 high school students and eight teachers from Japan and the U.S. In August, program participants from both countries will work together in Tokyo to develop a disaster-resilient, smart community of the future.
    Web Address www.toshiba.com/csr/education_tomodachi_stem.jsp
    Email amckenna@nsta.org
    Phone 703-312-9258
    Address 1840 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA
    22201
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date April 24, 2018
    Registration Deadline April 24, 2017
    Grades 9-11
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    The World Scholar’s Cup

    Sponsor The World Scholar’s Cup
    Description World Scholar’s Cup includes team debate, collaborative writing, problem-solving, and thematic learning. The nonprofit World Scholar’s Cup brings together students of all backgrounds in 45+ countries for events combining competition, skill development, community building, and alpacas. The annual final conference is hosted by Yale University.
    Web Address www.scholarscup.org
    Email contact@scholarscup.org
    Phone 866-336-4332
    Address 1002 Wall Street
    Los Angeles, CA
    90015
    Start Date September 2, 2017
    End Date June 30, 2018
    Registration Deadline June 26, 2018
    Grades 4-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision

    Sponsor Toshiba/NSTA
    Description ExploraVision is a science competition that goes beyond the typical student science competition and into what it takes to bring ideas to reality. A teacher will sponsor and lead his/her students as they work in groups of two to four to simulate real research and development 20 years in the future.
    Web Address www.exploravision.org
    Email amckenna@nsta.org
    Phone 703-312-9258
    Address 1840 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA
    22201
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date February 9, 2018
    Registration Deadline February 9, 2018
    Grades K-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Tournament of Champions (TOC)

    Sponsor University of Kentucky
    Description Now in its 46th year, the Tournament of Champions serves as the forum of competition for the nation’s very best speech and debate competitors. A public service of the University of Kentucky Intercollegiate Debate Program, the TOC strives to offer the national high school speech and debate community the highest quality judging, impartial tournament officials, and a friendly congenial atmosphere.
    Web Address www.uktoc.com
    Email David.Arnett@uky.edu
    Phone 510-684-8120
    Address Funkhouser Drive
    Lexington, KY
    40506-0054
    Start Date April 29, 2018
    End Date May 1, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 10, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1
    Scope National

    Town Meeting on Tomorrow

    Sponsor National Council on Youth Leadership
    Description Town Meeting on Tomorrow brings outstanding young leaders from across the country to learn, share, and grow. Activities include group discussions, tours, team “Olympics,” and “Challenge Course” culminating with the National Leadership Awards Banquet.
    Web Address www.ncyl.org
    Email info@NCYL.org
    Phone 515-779-9700
    Address P.O. Box 216
    West Liberty, IA
    52776
    Start Date October 21, 2017
    End Date October 24, 2017
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2017
    Grades 11-12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Tri-M Music Honor Society

    Sponsor National Association for Music Education
    Description The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.
    Web Address www.nafme.org/programs/tri-m-music-honor-society/
    Email tri-m@nafme.org
    Phone 703-860-4000
    Address 1806 Robert Fulton Drive
    Reston, VA
    20191
    Start Date August 1, 2017
    End Date June 30, 2018
    Registration Deadline October 30, 2017
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

    Sponsor National Association for Music Education
    Description The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the premier high school football game in the nation. Produced by All American Games, it features the nation’s top high school senior football players and marching musicians. Students selected as members will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to San Antonio, TX, to march in the halftime performance of the All-American Bowl at the Alamodome.
    Web Address www.nafme.org/programs/u-s-army-all-american-marching-band/
    Email USArmyAllAmericanBand@gmail.com
    Phone 703-860-4000
    Address 1806 Robert Fulton Drive
    Reston, VA
    20191
    Start Date January 1, 2018
    End Date January 7, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 1, 2017
    Grades 12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    United States Academic Decathlon®

    Sponsor United States Academic Decathlon®
    Description Students from all academic levels compete in economics, essay, art, literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, interview, and speech.
    Web Address www.usad.org
    Email jessicac@usad.org
    Phone 712-326-9589
    Address P.O. Box 4351
    Mankato, MN
    56002-4351
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date May 14, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 15, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 1-3
    Scope National

    United States Academic Pentathlon

    Sponsor United States Academic Pentathlon
    Description Middle level students from all academic levels compete in literature, mathematics, fine art, social studies, and science.
    Web Address usad.org/Pentathlon.aspx
    Email pentathlon@usad.org
    Phone 651-249-5878
    Address P.O. Box 4351
    Mankato, MN
    56002-4351
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date May 18, 2018
    Registration Deadline December 31, 2017
    Grades 6-8
    Days Missed 1-2
    Scope National

    United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)

    Sponsor The Hearst Foundation
    Description The program occurs once a year but the deadline dates for students to apply for the program happen in the fall and vary by state. They can be found on our website www.ussenateyouth.org. The actual program dates will be March 3–10, 2018. Delegates must attend the program to receive their scholarship.
    Web Address www.ussenateyouth.org
    Email Ldesmet@hearstfdn.org
    Phone 415-908-4540
    Address 90 New Montgomery Street
    San Francisco, CA
    94105
    Start Date August 1, 2017
    End Date December 1, 2017
    Registration Deadline See website
    Grades 11-12
    Days Missed 5-6
    Scope National

    United States Super STEM Competition

    Sponsor United States Super STEM Competition, Inc.
    Description The first annual United States Super STEM Competition (USSSC) is a new educational competitive event established to challenge the creative mind of all middle school, high school, and college students. Simply register for any of 15 divisions online, build the project based on the official rules, then send it to us to win recognition awards for your school, students, or classroom.
    Web Address www.UnitedStatesSuperSTEMCompetition.org
    Email Info@UnitedStatesSuperSTEMCompetition.org
    Phone 508-324-3115 ext. 1061
    Address 625 County Street
    Somerset, MA
    02726
    Start Date April 1, 2018
    End Date April 30, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 1, 2018
    Grades 5-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge

    Sponsor Technology Student Association
    Description Working with a faculty advisor, middle and high school teams develop an original concept for a mobile app that incorporates STEM principles and content and addresses a real need or problem in their school or community.
    Web Address appchallenge.tsaweb.org/
    Email mraza@tsaweb.org
    Phone 703-860-9000
    Address 1914 Association Drive
    Reston, VA
    20191
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date February 15, 2018
    Registration Deadline November 24, 2017
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    VEX IQ Challenge

    Sponsor Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
    Description The Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in STEM by engaging students in hands-on sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally. The VEX IQ Challenge provides students a unique experience to design, build, and program a robot from the ground up to compete in teamwork matches with their peers.
    Web Address www.roboticseducation.org
    Email support@robotevents.com
    Phone 903-401-8088
    Address P.O. Box 8276
    Greenville, TX
    75404
    Start Date September 2, 2017
    End Date April 28, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 3-8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    VEX Robotics Competition

    Sponsor Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
    Description The Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation seeks to increase students interest and involvement in STEM by engaging students in hands-on sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally. More information can be found at: www.RoboticsEducation.org or www.RobotEvents.com
    Web Address www.roboticseducation.org
    Email support@robotevents.com
    Phone 903-401-8088
    Address P.O. Box 8276
    Greenville, TX
    75402
    Start Date September 2, 2017
    End Date April 28, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 31, 2018
    Grades 6-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Voice of Democracy

    Sponsor Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.
    Description Annual nationwide contest allows high school students to audio-record a three- to five-minute essay based on annual patriotic theme. Participants can win college scholarships, including a $30,000 top national award. There are four levels of judging: post, district, state, national. First place state winners travel to Washington, D.C., for the four-day national finals.
    Web Address www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships
    Email YouthScholarships@vfw.org
    Phone 816-968-1117
    Address 406 West 34th Street
    Kansas City, MO
    64111
    Start Date September 2, 2017
    End Date March 5, 2018
    Registration Deadline October 31, 2017
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Washington Journalism and Media Conference

    Sponsor George Mason University
    Description George Mason University hosts the Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC) each summer and welcomes high school students from all over the country for a six-day, residential conference focused on careers in journalism with a unique focus on leadership.
    Web Address wjmc.gmu.edu
    Email wjmc@gmu.edu
    Phone 703-993-5010
    Address 4400 University Drive, MS 3A4
    Fairfax, VA
    22030
    Start Date July 8, 2018
    End Date July 13, 2018
    Registration Deadline December 15, 2017
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Washington Leadership Academy

    Sponsor HOSA–Future Health Professionals
    Description The Washington Leadership Academy exists to provide advanced leadership training for HOSA members and state officers. Washington, D.C., is the perfect backdrop for this training. HOSA members will have the opportunity to see and tour Washington, D.C., receive leadership training, advocate for career and technical education and career and technical student organizations on Capitol Hill and meet with health industry leaders.
    Web Address www.hosa.org
    Email info@hosa.org
    Phone 972-874-0062
    Address 548 Silicon Drive, #101
    Southlake, TX
    76092
    Start Date September 23, 2017
    End Date September 26, 2017
    Registration Deadline August 15, 2017
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 2
    Scope National

    Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI)

    Sponsor SkillsUSA
    Description SkillsUSA offers advanced training for students and advisors that focuses on the skills needed to be champions at work, in the communities, and in their personal lives. It’s known as the Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI). Student attendees must apply to attend the conference, which will focus on developing advanced leadership, citizenship, and employability skills.
    Web Address www.skillsusa.org
    Email sbland@skillsusa.org
    Phone 703-737-0622
    Address 14001 SkillsUSA Way
    Leesburg, VA
    20176
    Start Date September 23, 2017
    End Date September 27, 2017
    Registration Deadline August 1, 2017
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 3
    Scope National

    Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

    Sponsor George Mason University
    Description George Mason University hosts the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) each summer and welcomes high school students from all over the country for a six-day, residential summit focused on careers in environmental science with a unique focus on leadership.
    Web Address wyse.gmu.edu
    Email wyse@gmu.edu
    Phone 703-993-5010
    Address 4400 University Drive, MS 3A4
    Fairfax, VA
    22030
    Start Date June 24, 2018
    End Date June 29, 2018
    Registration Deadline December 15, 2017
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Western Band Association Marching Band Contests

    Sponsor Western Band Association
    Description Western Band Association exists to ensure a high-quality performing experience, which is educationally sound and in full support of the total band program. Eighteen contests lead to the WBA Grand Championships with over 70 bands competing in five different class championships.
    Web Address www.westernbands.org
    Email info@westernbands.org
    Phone 925-938-8917
    Address 1710 San Luis Road
    Walnut Creek, CA
    94597
    Start Date October 6, 2018
    End Date November 18, 2018
    Registration Deadline October 1, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope Regional (open to students in <20 states)

    WGI Regional Competitions

    Sponsor WGI Sport of the Arts
    Description WGI Sport of the Arts will hold over 60 regional events in the United States. These local events introduce WGI to local groups as well as prepare groups traveling the WGI World Championships held in April in Dayton, Ohio.
    Web Address www.wgi.org
    Email office@wgi.org
    Phone 937-247-5919
    Address 2405 Cross Pointe Drive
    Dayton, OH
    45342
    Start Date February 3, 2018
    End Date March 25, 2018
    Registration Deadline February 15, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    WGI World Championships

    Sponsor WGI Sport of the Arts
    Description Over 13,000 students will compete in the WGI Color Guard, Percussion, and Winds World Championships. Color Guard is April 12-14, Percussion April 19-21, and Winds April 21-22. More than 500 groups will compete over eight days of competitions.
    Web Address www.wgi.org
    Email office@wgi.org
    Phone 937-247-5919
    Address 2405 Cross Pointe Drive
    Dayton, OH
    45342
    Start Date April 12, 2018
    End Date April 22, 2018
    Registration Deadline March 1, 2018
    Grades 9-12
    Days Missed 2
    Scope National

    World Leadership Congress

    Sponsor Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership
    Description HOBY’s annual international youth leadership event, The World Leadership Congress (WLC) is a dynamic leadership program that brings together students, or “ambassadors,” from the U.S. and abroad.
    Web Address www.hoby.org/programs/world-leadership-congress/
    Email elgrablyn@hoby.org
    Phone 818-851-3980
    Address 31255 Cedar Valley Dr., Suite 327
    Westlake Village, CA
    91362
    Start Date July 22, 2017
    End Date July 29, 2017
    Registration Deadline July 1, 2017
    Grades 10
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Young Achievers

    Sponsor International Leadership Network
    Description This program encourages student leaders to greater achievement and serving as positive role models.
    Web Address www.ilnleadnet.com
    Email ilnleadnet@aol.com
    Phone 314-494-2529
    Address 5228 Creighton Drive
    St. Louis, MO
    63123
    Start Date September 1, 2017
    End Date May 15, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 15, 2018
    Grades 5-10
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Youth Leadership Conferences

    Sponsor Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
    Description MOWW YLC focus on leadership, American heritage, the US government, the US Constitution, Free Enterprise System and the US economy and often with hands’on exercises. The outstanding student for each multi-day YLC can compete in an essay competition for cash prizes. MOWW YLC Resolution of Cooperation partners (e.g., the National Sojourners and the Joe Foss Institute) often assist.
    Web Address http://www.moww.org
    Email chiefofstaff@moww.org
    Phone 703-683-4911
    Address 435 North Lee
    Alexandria, VA
    22314-2301
    Start Date October 31, 2017
    End Date August 30, 2017
    Registration Deadline October, 17 2017
    Grades 9-11
    Days Missed 0-3
    Scope National

    Festivals of Music

    Sponsor Festivals of Music, Inc.
    Description Festivals of Music offers adjudication festivals for school bands, choirs, and orchestras. Ensembles perform for a panel of three adjudicators and groups receive a hands-on clinic following their performance. Every performance is acknowledged at the awards ceremony and trophies and plaques are given in recognition.
    Web Address www.festivalsofmusic.com
    Email info@festivalsofmusic.com
    Phone 800-305-7565
    Address 1784 W. Schuylkill Road
    Douglassville, PA
    19518
    Start Date March 23, 2018
    End Date April 28, 2018
    Registration Deadline April 1, 2018
    Grades K-12
    Days Missed 1-2
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Digital Media, Film, and Journalism

    Sponsor nvision
    Description NYLF Digital Media, Film, and Journalism is a career-­oriented, experiential program for high school students who have expressed serious interest in the fields of digital media, broadcasting, and journalism.
    Web Address www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-digital-media-film-and-journalism
    Email media@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road, Suite 700
    Vienna, VA
    22182
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 1, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2018
    Grades 9–12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Business Innovation—8 Days to Startup

    Sponsor nvision
    Description NYLF Business Innovation—8 Days to Startup is a career-oriented, experiential program designed for high school students with a foundation in business while developing the skills to lead the next innovative revolution.
    Web Address www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-business-innovation
    Email Innovate@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road, Suite 700
    Vienna, VA
    22182
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 31, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2018
    Grades 9–12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine and Health Care

    Sponsor nvision
    Description NYLF Advanced Medicine and Health Care is an experiential career-exploration program for high school students. Participants have the opportunity to explore the various careers in medicine by visiting medical institutions, interacting with professionals from the field, and participating in advanced simulations and workshops such as the patient encounter simulation, which is ­ a training technique used at leading medical schools.
    Web Address www.envisionexperience.com/explore ­our ­programs/national ­youth ­leadership ­forum ­advancedmedicine ­and ­health ­care
    Email AdvMed@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road, Suite 700
    Vienna, VA
    22182
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 1, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2018
    Grades 9–12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Global Young Leaders Conference

    Sponsor nvision
    Description GYLC prepares students for college and career success by teaching them international leadership strategies, embracing diverse cultures, and teaching new ways of thinking and seeing the world. Attracting students from around the world, GYLC is truly a multicultural experience.
    Web Address www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/global-young-leaders-conference
    Email gylc@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road, Suite 700
    Vienna, VA
    22182
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 1, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2018
    Grades 9–12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering and Technology

    Sponsor nvision
    Description NYLF Engineering and Technology is a career-­oriented, experiential program for high school students who have expressed serious interest in the fields of engineering and technology.
    Web Address http://www.envisionexperience.com/explore ­our ­programs/national ­youth ­leadership ­forum ­engineering ­andtechnology
    Email Tech@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road, Suite 700
    Vienna, VA
    22182
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 1, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 30, 2018
    Grades 9–12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Explore STEM

    Sponsor nvision
    Description The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Explore STEM is an Envision program that introduces high-achieving middle school students to innovative and rewarding academic experiences and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
    Web Address www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-explore-stem
    Email STEM@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road, Suite 700
    Vienna, VA
    22182
    Start Date June 1, 2018
    End Date August 1, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2018
    Grades 7–8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: National Security

    Sponsor nvision
    Description The National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): National Security—Diplomacy, Intelligence, and Defense is a six-day Envision program that prepares high school students for careers in defense, intelligence, and the diplomatic corps. Students have the opportunity to learn how America monitors potential threats, prepares for crisis, and plans for peace.
    Web Address www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-national-security-diplomacy-intelligence-and-defense
    Email NS@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road, Suite 700
    Vienna, VA
    22182
    Start Date June 25, 2018
    End Date July 28, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2018
    Grades 9–12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine

    Sponsor nvision
    Description NYLF Medicine is an experiential career exploration program for high school students. Participants have the opportunity to explore the various careers in medicine by visiting medical institutions, interacting with professionals from the field, and participating in advanced simulations and workshops.
    Web Address www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-medicine
    Email Medicine@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road, Suite 700
    Vienna, VA
    22182
    Start Date June 18, 2018
    End Date August 1, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 30, 2018
    Grades 9–12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Junior National Young Leaders Alumni Conference

    Sponsor nvision
    Description The Junior National Young Leaders Alumni Conference enables students to turn academic potential into real-world leadership action. As part of this challenging program developed specifically for students who have previously attended an Envision program, atttendees will empower themselves as a leader and create a clear road map to high school, college, and career success.
    Web Address www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/junior-national-young-leaders-alumni-conference
    Email JrAlumni@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road, Suite 700
    Vienna, VA
    22182
    Start Date July 8, 2018
    End Date July 13, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2018
    Grades 7–8
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Junior National Young Leaders Conference

    Sponsor nvision
    Description JrNYLC is a program for students who desire the critical leadership skills needed for success and is filled with distinctive site experiences, hands­-on exercises, and workshops. Students work together to develop action plans that affect change within their homes and communities.
    Web Address www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/junior-national-young-leaders-conference
    Email JrNYLC@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road, Suite 700
    Vienna, VA
    22182
    Start Date June 10, 2018
    End Date August 11, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2018
    Grades 5–7
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Youth Leadership Forum: Law and CSI

    Sponsor nvision
    Description NYLF Law and CSI is a career­-oriented, experiential program for high school students who have expressed serious interest in the law or forensic science fields. Students will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with subject matter experts, gain invaluable hands-on experience, and be empowered to fully realize the power of their potential.
    Web Address www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/national-youth-leadership-forum-law-and-csi
    Email Law@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road, Suite 700
    Vienna, VA
    22182
    Start Date July 9, 2018
    End Date August 5, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 31, 2018
    Grades 9–12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Intensive Law and Trial

    Sponsor nvision
    Description Held in collaboration with Stanford Law School, Intensive Law and trial is an experiential career-exploration program for high-achieving high school students. Participants have the opportunity to explore a career in law by interacting with Stanford Law professors and participating in interactive simulations and workshops.
    Web Address www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/intensive-law-and-trial
    Email Trial@envisionexperience.com
    Phone 866-858-5323
    Address 1919 Gallows Road, Suite 700
    Vienna, VA
    22182
    Start Date June 24, 2018
    End Date August 4, 2018
    Registration Deadline April 31, 2018
    Grades 9–12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    National Student Council National Conference

    Sponsor ational Student Council/NASSP
    Description The National Student Council National Conference blends a robust training program with exciting speakers and a celebration of excellence in student leadership. The conference brings together
    Web Address www.NatStuCoconference.org
    Email info@NatStuCoconference.org
    Phone 703-860-0200
    Address 1904 Association Drive
    Reston, VA
    20191
    Start Date June 25, 2018
    End Date June 27, 2018
    Registration Deadline May 15, 2018
    Grades 7–12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    LEAD Conferences

    Sponsor NASSP
    Description LEAD Conferences offer experiential leadership skills development at an affordable price to students and advisers of the National Honor Society, the National Junior Honor Society, and National Student Council.
    Web Address www.leadconferences.org
    Email LEAD@nassp.org
    Phone 703-860-0200
    Address 1904 Association Drive
    Reston, VA
    20191
    Start Date November 3, 2017; January 26, 2018; February 16, 2018
    End Date November 5, 2017; January 28, 2018; February 18, 2018
    Registration Deadline See website
    Grades 7-12
    Days Missed 1-2
    Scope National

    U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

    Sponsor Water Environment Federation, with support from Xylem Inc.
    Description The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is the world’s most prestigious award for a water-science project conducted at the high school level.
    Web Address http://www.sjwp.org
    Email sjwp@wef.org
    Phone 703-684-2454
    Address 601 Wythe Street
    Alexandria, VA
    22314-1994
    Start Date June 15, 2018
    End Date June 17, 2018
    Registration Deadline April 15, 2018
    Grades 9–12
    Days Missed 0
    Scope National

    Festival at Carnegie Hall

    Sponsor WorldStrides OnStage
    Description The Festival at Carnegie Hall rewards the most elite choirs, bands, and orchestras with the opportunity to perform at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on the Ronald O. Perelman Stage. Ensembles work directly with world-renowned conductors and adjudicators who are also dedicated educators with a passion for passing on their skill and love of music. The festival takes place every March, April, and May with varied start dates.
    Web Address http://www.worldstrides.com/onstage
    Email onstagemarketing@worldstrides.org
    Phone 434-982-8757
    Address 218 West Water Street, Suite 400
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Start Date March 2018 (exact date varies)
    End Date May 2018 (exact date varies)
    Registration Deadline September 30, 2017
    Grades 9–12
    Days Missed 2–3
    Scope National