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Contests

There are currently 14 contests presented during the annual Academic Rodeo.

Register for each contest and its appropriate levels by completing the online School/Group Registration Form by the October deadline. Contests may be added or dropped using the Add/Drop online form, but please do so in a timely manner.
Click the photo links below to learn more about each contest or to locate resources, forms, or schedules for each contest.

For more information about Academic Rodeo contests, contact Deborah Newman at dnewman@etstatefair.com.

See contests below:
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Academic Challenge Quiz

Academic Challenge Quiz

(Middle & High School)

Exciting, fast-paced contests in a quiz bowl format involving questions from: Current Events, English, Literature, Fine Arts, Geography, History and Social Science, Language and Vocabulary, Mathematics, Science, and more.
 
Agriculture Identification Contest

Agriculture Identification Contest

(Grades 3-12)

Students identify agricultural products - food, fiber, and ornamental - and answer questions about the product, its production and harvest, and its uses in everyday life.
 
Art Contest

Art Contest

(Grades 1-12)

Students submit drawings or paintings representing subjects of their choice. Art is judged by grade level.
 
Computer Science Fair

Computer Science Fair

(Grades 3-12)

Designed to showcase the skills of students in a variety of different categories including: Desktop Publishing, Multimedia, Digital Video, Web Page Design, and Programming.
 
Engineering Challenge

Engineering Challenge

(Elementary - Middle School)

The Engineering Challenge tests the engineering and problem solving skills of elementary and middle school students. Teams of 4 students build a Mars Rover from Legos which must perform a variety of tasks testing its design.
 
Kinder Critters

Kinder Critters

(Kindergarten)

Students create a "Critter" using everyday items such as cotton balls, toothpicks, playdough, pinecones, etc. which will be placed in a shoe box for display, which are judged based on creativity.
 
Mathletics

Mathletics

(Grades 4&5)

The contest for 4th and 5th Grade students combines a written test format which identifies the top math students with a cooperative, hands-on team round for the top 10 teams.
 
Mindset Breaking Experience

Mindset Breaking Experience

(Elementary, Middle, and High School)

A team competition in which each team demonstrates its collective ability to think divergently in solving problems and be scored on the creativity and effectiveness of the solution.
 
One Act Play Festival

One Act Play Festival

(Middle - High School)

The One Act Play Festival is for middle school and high school students interested in the fine arts and is designed to give these students a positive theater experience that fosters participation in, commitment to and appreciation of quality theater.
 
Pentathlon

Pentathlon

(High School)

A 5-round competition involving math, science, and engineering for both individuals and teams.
 
Science Fair

Science Fair

(Grades 3-12)

Students complete scientific experiments in various categories and report of their findings with a display and presentation to judges.
 
Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

(Grades 2&3)

Students compete as a grade level and continue to receive words to spell in increasing difficulty until a word is missed.
 
Writing Contest

Writing Contest

(Grades 4-12)

Students are given a prompt as a basis for their essay. Essays are completed in a single class sitting of 1 hour and are then submitted for judging.
 
Youth Fashion Show

Youth Fashion Show

(Grades 3-12)

Students construct garments which are then judged based on quality, coordination, fabric, technique, and appearance.
 
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