Academic Contests and Competitions that Welcome Homeschoolers
Compiled by Nancy Lande, author ofHOMESCHOOLING: A PATCHWORK OF DAYS©

Education Program for Gifted Youth Make A Difference DayBloomington, IN 47405

(EPGY)USA WEEKEND/ Make a Difference Quill & Scroll Society

Ventura Hall, Stanford UniversityDaySchool of Journalism

Stanford, CA 94305-41151000 Wilson Blvd.University of Iowa

(415) 329-9924Arlington, VA 22229Iowa City, IA 52242-1528 ages. Group volunteer projects.)(Writing and photography contest.)

Freedoms Foundation's National

Awards Program for Youth

Awards Department

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge

Route 23

P.O. Box 706

Valley Forge, PA 19482-0706

Future Problem-Solving Program

318 West Ann Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(313) 998-7377

Institute for the Academic

Advancement of Youth

Center for Talented Youth Talent


The Johns Hopkins University

3400 North Charles Street,

Baltimore, MD 21218

(For 5-8th graders who score in the 98

percentile or above on standardized

achievement test.)

International Science and Engineering


Science Service, Inc.

1719 N. Street NW

Washington, DC 20036

Invent America

U.S. Patent Model Foundation

Suite 420

510 King Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Kids At Home, Inc.

P.O. Box 9148

Bend, OR 97708

(541) 389-8549

Knowledge Open Academic


Academic Hallmarks

P.O. Box 998

Durango, CO 81302

(800) 321-9218

(Comes on computer disk.)


National Society of Professional


1410 King Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

(6-8th grades)

Math Olympiad

2154 Bellmore Avenue

Bellmore, NY 11710-5645
(2-6th grades)

National Energy Education

Development Project (NEED)

National Awards Program (K-12


P.O. Box 2518

Reston, VA 22090

National History Day

0119 Cecil Hall

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742

(301) 314-9739

The National Written and Illustrated By

. . . Award Contest for Students

Landmark Editions, Inc. (Ages 6-19)

P.O. Box 4469

1402 Kansas Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64127

(816) 241-4919

National Geography Bee

National Geographic Society

1145 17th Street NW

Washington, DC 20036-4688

Odyssey of the Mind

P.O. Box 547

Glasboro, NJ 08028

(609) 881-1603

President's Challenge

President's Council of Physical

Fitness and Sports

Poplars Research Center

400 E. Seventh Street

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

P.O. Box 517

New York, NY 10013


Museum of Science

Science Park

Boston, MA 02114-1099

(800) 729-3300

SMG Stock Market Competition

Securities Industry Foundation for

Economic Education

120 Broadway

New York, NY 10271-0080

Stone Soup Magazine

P.O. Box 83

Santa Cruz, CA 95063

(800) 447-5669


Advanced Network and Services, Inc.

200 Business Park Drive

Armonk, NY 10504

24 Challenge Math Program

First in Math

Suntex Intetnational Inc.

118 N. Third Street

Easton, PA 18042

(610) 253-5255

USA Mathematical Talent Search

George Berzsenyi

Dept. of Mathematics/Box 121

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

5500 Wabash Ave.

Terre Haute, IN 47803-3999

(812) 877-3999

Young America Horticultural Contests

National Junior Horticultural Assoc.

Joe Maxson

401 North Fourth

Durant, OK 74701

(Ages 8-14)

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