Student Contests

Teen Ink Contest
Deadline: Ongoing
Hybrid cars? Organic food? Solar and wind energy? Pay-as-you-throw trash programs? Required recycling? If you have a plan to save the world, we want to hear about it. And if you know a lot about a current problem facing the planet – pollution, overpopulation, natural resource consumption/destruction – share your thoughts with others by writing a persuasive essay.

Witnessing Change Video Competition
Submissions Deadline: May 1, 2017.
The Witnessing Change Video Competition gives students the chance to work with members of their own communities to document the climate impacts currently happening in America and to tell powerful stories about the costs of climate disruption. There are two separate competitions for high school and college.

2017 Creative Advocacy Competition
Marine Debris
Submissions Deadline: June 19, 2017.
This Competition is made possible by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program, which supports projects that use outreach and education to inspire people to reduce and prevent marine debris. Middle and High School students are invited to participate. The goal of this Competition is to reduce or prevent marine debris from entering our oceans and watersheds by: 1. increasing public awareness about marine debris issues, and 2. carrying out real-world projects to address these issues in local communities.