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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.

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: December 13th, 2018

STEM Competitions with Spring Semester Registrations!

Earlier we posted about "creative" competitions that had winter and spring registration or submission deadlines. Today we wanted to highlight some of the STEM competitions that are still open for...

Posted on: December 13th, 2018

Competitions Fill the Gap in Environmental Education

In school we learn about the water cycle, ecosystems, weather, climate change, and many other aspects of our global environment. We learn about plants, animals, and all kinds of critters that inhabit...

Posted on: December 4th, 2018

Creative Competitions Accepting Winter and Spring Registrations

With the holiday season upon us and the end of the year near, many people might think that it's too late to get involved in academic competitions for the 2018-19 season. Although some of the big...

Posted on: December 3rd, 2018

New 2019 World of 7 Billion Topics Released

2018 has been a year of changes. Changes in government, changes in culture, and of course changes in our population. According to the United Nations, over 7.6 billion people now live on this...

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...