Solve a problem
What you need to do: The Young Scientist Challenge asks kids to make a one- to two-minute video about a unique solution to an everyday problem.
Who can enter: Students in grades five through eight.
What you can win: Grand prize is $25,000; $1,000 for 10 finalists.
How to enter: Download the entry form at youngscientistlab.com and submit it by April 19.
Celebrate your neighborhood
What you need to do: TV station WETA asks kids to write an original story, poem or piece of nonfiction beginning with “I walked out into my neighborhood and . . .”
Who can enter: Students in kindergarten through third grade in Northern Virginia, Washington and Maryland. There will be three winners at each grade level.
What you can win: Each grade level’s first-place winner’s story will be made into a book.
How to enter: Download the entry form at weta.org/kids/write and submit it by April 17.
Stand up for coral reefs
What you need to do: Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation sponsors a yearly Science Without Borders Challenge. This year, kids and teens are asked to create a piece of art that shows “Why Coral Reefs Matter.”
Who can enter: Ages 11 to 19.
What you can win: First place, $500; second place, $350; third place, $200.
How to enter: Complete the entry form at wapo.st/ScienceWithoutBorders and submit it by April 23.