PBS Education 50 for 50 Contest: Students in grades 6–12 are invited to write an open letter to the 2016 Presidential Candidates with ideas on what needs to change in government to get more accomplished. Two students will win a trip to Las Vegas to view the final Presidential debate. Deadline :September 21, 2016.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: This award honors students in grades 5–12 who have engaged in a community service project during the last 12 months. Winners receive $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC. Deadline: November 8, 2016.
2016 Global Folklorist Challenge: The Smithsonian and Cricket Media have partnered for this challenge, which invites students to research, document, and tell the story of a cultural tradition in their neighborhood. Deadline: November 30, 2016.
Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Program: The ExploraVision program challenges teams of students to research the technologies and scientific principles that could have a great impact 20 years from now. Deadline: February 6, 2017.