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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.


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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.

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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: March 29th, 2019

Check out this new app competition from NASA!

In June 2019, NASA will launch a full-stress test of the Orion spacecraft’s Launch Abort System (LAS), called Ascent Abort-2, which will demonstrate the LAS can send Orion and its crew a safe...

Posted on: March 28th, 2019

The Robots are Coming – student robotics competitions you need to know!

Today there are many amazing robotics contests, competitions, tournaments, and awards, unlike when I was in school decades ago when there were 2 or 3 if that. It seems like there are new programs...

Posted on: March 8th, 2019

The difference between student rewards and student competitions – what to use and what to steer clear of.

Several times a month we receive questions about the benefits of student competitions. Concerned parents want to know, "should my daughter get involved in the competitive world where boys dominate?"...

Posted on: February 12th, 2019

The Best STEM competitions for students

Each year, thousands and thousands of students challenge themselves in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academic competitions. And each year it seems that more and more...

Posted on: January 29th, 2019

Mathematical Rock, Paper, Scissors Public Comment

Everyone knows the classic game of Rock, Paper, Scissors (RPS). It seems like it has been around since before time itself. Part of the fun of RPS is in the challenge to try and find patterns in what...

Posted on: January 28th, 2019

How to win: tips from the past 5 years of the World of 7 Billion Video Contest

With about one month to go before the world of 7 billion (W7B) student video contest submissions are due, we thought it would be helpful to dig into what makes a winning video for this contest....