2020-2021 Challenge Previews
Technical Challenge: The Next Level
|The Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning, and related skills.
This year, your team will go on an adventure in a video game, using technical methods to design a team-created tool to win an ultimate prize! Your team will:
Scientific Challenge: In Theory
|Our Scientific Challenge blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art.
What if you could break a scientific law? This year, your team will create a documentary showing what the world would witness when a scientific law is broken.
Fine Arts Challenge: Epic Remix
|Our Fine Arts Challenge helps students develop acting and creative skills through artistic media, theater arts, scriptwriting, and prop design.
Production techniques can make anything possible! Your team will mash together music and literature to create a music video.
Service Learning Challenge: Project Podcast
|Our Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues.
Your team will create a podcast that tells a story to highlight the amazing project you designed to meet a community need.
Early Learning / Rising Stars!® Challenge: Critter’s Big Adventure
|Our Rising Stars for Early Learners Challenge offers simple experiences with the creative process, and it gives young kids (preschool through 2nd grade) a place to work together and make new friends.
Your team will create a picture book about critters going on an adventure and share it in a team-created video!
Engineering Challenge: Built to Last
|Our Engineering Challenge asks students to explore and apply engineering skills and tools to design and build solutions to specific applications.
Your team will create a video that explores architecture as art and showcases your team-created example of the intersection of art and architecture.
Improvisational Challenge: Case Closed
|Our Improvisational Challenge is all about research, spontaneity, and storytelling. Teams receive topics and quickly produce skits.
Your team will put on sleuthing hats and create a video that shows your team investigating a mystery.
|All teams will have the opportunity to solve an Instant Challenge. These challenges require teams to engage in quick, creative and critical thinking.
In a world with growing cultural connections, increased levels and types of communication, and a new need for real-time teamwork and problem-solving, the ability to solve problems quickly is becoming increasingly critical.