How it works

Good grades just aren't enough anymore. Challenge yourself in hundreds of academic competitions to get ranked in the ICS Global Academic Champions Rankings, and get the college and career opportunities you deserve.


Create Your Account

Your ICS Account it easy to track your competitions and awards. Stay up-to-date on all the latest news and information about your favorite competitions

Add Your Awards

If you’ve already participated in academic competitions and won an award, add it to your profile to get points in over 40 ICS academic badges.

Get Ranked

The ICS Global Rankings bring special recognition and rewards for the real-world skills demonstrated in over 200 academic competitions. Claim your rank and don’t miss out on the unique college and career opportunities!"

Latest News & Updates

Posted on: June 6th, 2018

Competition Versus Cooperation – It’s Not an Either Or Proposition

There has been an ongoing debate in the world of youth sports about the value of the participation trophy. Those in favor want to make sure that every child feels that his or her participation...

Posted on: May 27th, 2018

Educators and parents both need to know how to talk to kids when they don’t get a trophy

To many parents, sending their kids home with a trophy is the biggest reward from participating in academic competitions. They want to be able to praise their kids and see those beaming smiles on...

Posted on: May 14th, 2018

Build Your Students’ Confidence and Self-Esteem through Debate

Growing up is hard to do. Or so the saying goes. But it is true. With all the societal pressures and demands that can be placed on students these days it's easy to become overwhelmed. While all...

Posted on: April 17th, 2018

The Best Entrepreneurship Competitions for K-12 Students

Do your students have a mind for business? A potentially awesome idea for a startup? Maybe they just want to learn how to take on marketing campaigns, go through a product design process, or bulk...

Posted on: April 10th, 2018

How competitions can help students train their imaginations, and change the future.

Ask any football player, and he’ll tell you that he had sat in his locker before a game and imagined himself making the big play. There isn’t a pitcher alive that hasn’t imagined himself...

Posted on: March 24th, 2018

Build communication skills with these competitions

From the days when humans sat around ancient campfires and told tales of their hunts up until today when we tweet our lives in 140 characters, the art of storytelling has been intricately woven...