Participating in a contest helps students develop invaluable skills, like creative problem-solving and big-picture thinking. It also helps in preparing young learners to take on bigger challenges.
How will contests help?
discover and grow a love of mathematics, computer science, and public speaking & debate
apply knowledge in novel situations, and
make connections across topics and apply knowledge to solve problems.
As contests are challenging but attainable tasks for young learners, they also build students' confidence in their ability to tackle difficult problems. It's a key ingredient for student success both inside and outside the classroom.
Create AccOUNT ON CKSTEM PORTAL TO REGISTER
You are required to create an account with CKSTEM to register for the contests. We have simplified the process by integrating with Google and Microsoft Single Sign-On (SSO) process. This allows users to use their existing Gmail or Microsoft email address to account to log in to our portal. You can find detailed instructions to create your account here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE MOST VALUABLE SUMMER CONTESTS
The contest fees paid by students to Competitive Kids STEM for hosting competitions are non-refundable. To be allowed to host these contests, our organization pays a fee to the various external organizations that own these competitions. It is a significant amount of time and resource investment, not to mention the various charges paid for processing these payments to the external organizations, various third parties and financial institutions.
As a nonprofit organization, CKSTEM operates in a very lean manner and limited resources to keep our operating costs low in order to make our offerings available at a much lower cost to the students. Hence, we will not be able to offer any refund for contest fees to students for withdrawals or cancellations beyond our control.
If any student has been wrongly charged by CKSTEM, or we cancel an event due to reasons under our control and there are refunds provided to us from the external organizations, we will happily refund the fees paid by the students (deducting the processing charges).