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Dupont STEM Essay Contest 2015


A Dupont Challenge award-winning teacher offers essay tips.

DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 9, 2015 by noon, Pacific Time, due to winter weather-related school closings. Deadline for the new elementary school storybook entries is March 1, 2015.

The DuPont Challenge is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious essay competitions for students 13 and older in grades 6-12. It focuses on scientific and technological developments that create solutions to pressing global challenges.

New for 2015: an elementary school storybook or presentation on a STEM topic for K-5 students. Deadline is March 1, 2015.

Top winners as well as their sponsoring teachers and parents receive more than $100,000 in awards, including an expenses-paid trip to a Walt Disney World  in Orlando, Florida.

Essays of 700 to 1,000 words may be submitted from through February 9, 2015 in the following four categories:

  • Together, we can FEED the world
  • Together, we can build a secure ENERGY future
  • Together, we can PROTECT people and the environment.
  • Together, we can be INNOVATIVE anywhere.

Click to see excerpts from winning essays. Click for the rules of the contest.




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