Past Contests

CONTEST #2

May 3, 2021 – Aug 9, 2021

HIGH SCHOOL

This essay contest is open to legal residents of the United States (U.S.) who are registered students in grades 9 – 12 and attending public, private, or home school in the U.S. (including U.S. territories or possessions and schools operated by the U.S. for the children of American personnel overseas).

12th grade students who graduate in Spring 2021 ARE eligible to apply and fall 2021 rising 9th graders ARE NOT eligible to apply.

500-1,500 WORD ESSAY CONTAINING ALL THREE OF THESE FACETS: STEM RESEARCH AREA, OUR PEOPLE, THE FUTURE

FOCUS

Judging criteria

Originality and innovation of the ideas presented = 50%

Inclusion of information learned about Naval STEM research and people = 40%

Quality of the essay (concise expression of ideas with appropriate grammar) = 10%

Number of views on Youtube
9,000+
402
Winners selected
84
Number of students with the highest honors
CONTEST #1

Oct 27, 2020 – Jan 15, 2021

COLLEGE

COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) MAJORS

MUST BE ENROLLED AT AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN

MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD

250-500 WORD ESSAY ON THE CURRENT STATE OF THE ART AND FUTURIST VISION OF THE NAVY AND/OR MARINE CORPS IN THE YEAR 2040

FOCUS

Judging criteria

Department of Navy STEM professionals evaluated essays for technical sufficiency and winners selected on a rolling basis

Number of views on Youtube
12,000+
613
Winners selected
362
Students provided a statement of interest to connect with DoN mentors