Encourage Your Student to Compete on a National Stage

Your students’ talent and creativity could take center stage, allowing them to connect with professional judges and win exciting prizes in a K12 competition. If your school-aged child meets the eligibility guidelines, we encourage them to participate, regardless of whether they attend a K12-powered school or not.

Check out our current competitions below:

Previous Contests & Competition Winners

Check out the winners of our previous national competitions and see their winning works.
2023 K12 Innovation Challenge

Young Minds and Big Ideas Can Save the Planet

High school students in grades 9-12 tackled pressing environmental issues in the 2023 K12 Innovation Challenge, selecting from six categories to solve environmental problems. Competing for a $5,000 scholarship, students showcased their solutions at K12 Headquarters, with a People’s Choice Prize awarded for the most voted presentation. Watch the presentations and discover the challenge winner below!
2023 K12 Photography Competition

Congrats to Our 2023 K12 Photography Competition Winners! ​

The 2023 K12 In Focus Photography Competition is over! Students nationwide submitted their best shots in three categories: DSLR Lens Master, Film Photography, and Smartphone Shots. Our winners, receiving prize packages worth up to $1,200, earned camera packages of their choice and some won an all-expense-paid trip to the Savannah College of Art and Design for the live winner reveal event. Watch the competition and meet the winners below!
2023 K12 Robotics

K12 National Robotics Competition Winners Announced

This year, we invited 11 finalists from across the country to join us in person at Stride K12 Headquarters in Reston, VA, to battle it out for 1st place in the first ever K12 National Robotics Competition! These students in grades 6-8 competed virtually in the initial rounds of the competition against 146 total participants and coded their way to the top five.    
2023 K12 Art Competition

The Possibilities Are Endless with Art

In the 2023 K12 National Art Competition, we welcomed artwork from students for a chance to showcase their talents on a national stage. Possible mediums included paintings, drawings, collages, prints, or a combination. Prizes included Microsoft Surface tablets, virtual art lessons, and in-person experiences at Savannah College of Art and Design! Check out the showcase of our semi-finalists and winners in this virtual art gallery below!

National Contests & Activities

Our national contests and activities are for students enrolled in K12-powered schools. These are usually monthly events that result in national winners and include a variety of fun and interesting topics.

Monthly Minecraft Challenges

Do you love playing Minecraft, and you want to share your passion of gaming with other students who also love it? We we are excited to share that starting this school year, we are launching a monthly Minecraft Challenge for Kindergarten-12th grade students!

Monthly LEGO Challenges

Get ready for our monthly LEGO Challenge! You can expect lots of fun with these challenges where you will get the chance to put your LEGO skills to the test and see creations from other students who are also passionate about LEGO!

Virtual Fieldtrips

Discover the wonders of wildlife from anywhere! Our virtual trips offer exciting animal encounters, engaging lessons, and safe exploration – all from your home or classroom.