Clean Tech Competition, presented by the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, with sponsorship by Spellman High Voltage Electronics, is the only clean technology competition for high school students in the world. Teams of one to three students identify specific problems associated with the contest topic for the current year (for example, climate change in 2018) and then develop solutions that use clean technology. The first round of competition requires teams to submit a paper of five to fifteen pages detailing their problem and solution. Ten teams chosen as finalists then create a prototype of their solution for the final judging.
Eligibility: Students aged 15–18 in US high schools and around the world
Deadline: 2019 team registration opens in November, with a closing date in March 2019 and paper submission deadline in April. Check the website for specific dates.
Awards: Finalist teams receive $200 each toward materials for creating their prototype; finalist prizes: $10,000 (first place); $7,000 (second place); $5,000 (third place); $1,000 (each, fourth–tenth place).