Each year MSMR sponsors a competition for secondary students. In response to the Challenge assignment, students may submit an essay, a poster or a website. Prizes range up to $500 for the top award and all winners and their parents and sponsoring teacher are invited to the MSMR Annual Meeting of Members in June, where they receive the recognitions. There are separate divisions for middle and high school students.
The Challenge is posted each January and the submission window is open from early January to early May each year. Winners are notified in early June. The Challenge is always based upon MSMR’s What A Year! science discovery website for secondary students.
All students in grades 7 – 12 in New England are eligible to enter, whether enrolled in public, independent/private, parochial schools or home school. To learn more about the 2016 Competition, go here.