In this resource, we have gathered the most important information about the top competitions for elementary age students to make it easy to understand which programs may be most interesting for your child’s own goals and interests. The listings on our online database includes more detailed information, and are regularly updated with new information and deadlines.

The listings in this guide focus on the top annual competitions for elementary age students that are typically offered every year. There are hundreds of more competitions that may be one-off programs, or custom designed competitions from companies, government agencies, or universities.

In this resource, we have gathered the most important information about the top STEM competitions to make it easy to understand which programs may be most interesting for your own goals and interests. The listings on our online database includes more detailed information, and are regularly updated with new information and deadlines.

The list in this guide focuses on annual STEM competitions that are typically offered every year, both nationally and internationally. There are hundreds of more competitions that may be one-off programs, or custom designed competitions from companies, government agencies, or universities.

As your students learn the basics of entrepreneurship and delve into the world of competitions, the Business Model Canvas is an invaluable tool to have at their disposal. A one-page business plan, this resource will help keep all of your important ideas, research, and questions on one document. As they grow their ideas and work with their team, this document is easy to adapt and grow with.

 

The Educator Version includes tips on working with your student, learning objectives, and the entrepreneurship education standards met by the activity.

Conducting a SWOT Analysis is an essential part of the entrepreneurial process. Look at the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of a new idea or venture you are starting. 

This worksheet walks students through the basics of conducting an analysis and can be easily incorporated into a business lesson, competition, or research project. The Educator version contains guidance on walking students through this process. 

An essential aspect of any entrepreneurial competition is the pitch deck: the presentation to win over your audience

Learn to craft a compelling, detailed, and memorable pitch deck to win over a competition’s judges and leaving a lasting impression. This guide with walk both aspiring and experienced competitors through the essential aspects of a competition pitch deck, teach you what the judges are looking for, and direct you to the best resources to get the job done. 

  •         Walk through the most important aspects of a Pitch Deck with slide-by-slide breakdowns from entrepreneurship competition experts
  •         Discover what judges are looking for on each slide and learn how to prepare for present or future competitions
  • –         View examples of student competition pitch decks for inspiration

 

Competition-based learning (or challenge-based learning, CBL) can be daunting for coaches to embark on large-scale. Starting with a classroom, a grade-level, or whole-school scale and scaffolding the process makes jumping into a regional, national, or international competition more manageable.

One of the benchmarks of CBL is to make learning engaging and fun! The community building aspect of this Product Pitch Challenge allows students to engage in competition where the prize benefits the whole group. In bringing in outside community members as judges, students gain presentation skills, engaging with judges, and receiving feedback.

This Product Pitch Challenge is versatile and can be easily modified for a variety of classrooms, clubs, or grade-level challenges. Suggested implementation timelines, topic constraints, and scaled formats are provided in this guide. Suggestions for recruiting outside judges and feedback forms and rubrics are provided in this guide.

Extensions and ideas for taking the next steps into regional, national and international challenges are provided at the end of the resource. Welcome to CBL – it is a worthwhile endeavor!

In this resource, we have gathered the most important information about the top robotics competitions to make it easy to understand which programs may be most interesting for your own goals and interests. The listings on our online database includes more detailed information, and are regularly updated with new information and deadlines.

The list in this guide focuses on annual robotics competitions that are typically offered every year. There are hundreds of more competitions that may be one-off programs, or custom designed competitions from companies, government agencies, or universities.