Help support STEM competitions for DC students!

Thanks to all of the 2017 award sponsors!

Sponsor a Grand Award

Grand Awards are given to the top 3 winners in the junior (middle school students) and senior (high school students) divisions. Sponsors can present the award at the Awards Ceremony (location and date TBA). Grand Awards can include:

  • A monetary prize
    • Example: 2017’s 1st place was sponsored by Deloitte, who gave a $250 gift card to both Junior and Senior Division Grand Award Winners
  • An opportunity to participate in a STEM learning opportunity, such as:
    • A behind-the-scenes tour of a lab, museum exhibit, or corporate headquarters
    • An opportunity to present STEM Fair project to a group of experts or staff
    • Lunch with an expert in the field of their STEM Fair project
    • A summer or school-year internship
    • Passes to a national or regional conference for a student and a guardian

Sponsor a Category Award

Category awards are given to the top 3 winners of each category in both the Junior (middle school) and Senior (high school) divisions by companies, organizations, or offices who wish to celebrate a student’s achievement in a particular subject area. Companies can choose to sponsor the top winner in each category, or the top 3 winners. Sponsors can present the award at the Awards Ceremony (date and location TBA). Awards can range, depending on the donor, but can include:

  • A monetary prize
  • An opportunity to participate in a STEM learning opportunity, such as:
    • A behind-the-scenes tour of a lab, museum exhibit, or corporate headquarters
      • Example: Washington Post sponsored the Systems Software category for the Senior Division. Winner received a tour of the Washington Post headquarters and prize.
    • An opportunity to present STEM Fair project to a group of experts or staff
    • Lunch with an expert in the field of their STEM Fair project
    • A summer or school-year internship
    • Passes to a national or regional conference for a student and a guardian

Sponsor a Special Award

Special awards are given by companies, organizations, or offices who wish to celebrate a student’s achievement in a particular subject area (e.g. engineering), or from a specific demographic (e.g. high school seniors). Awards can range, depending on the donor, but can include any of the sample prizes listed above.

Special Awards are judged by representatives from the sponsoring company. Judges receive a list of projects the morning of the Fair, interview students, and determine a winner (the broader the category, the more projects the judges will need to review).

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