How it Works

Step 1: Choose an age group and challenge

PreK-K (ages 3-6)

Design a habitat for an animal that has everything it needs to survive and thrive.

View PreK-K Challenge

1st-5th Grade (ages 7-11)

Design a tourist attraction to get people interested in cool places around the world.

View 1st-5th Grade Challenge

6th-8th Grade (11-14)

Design a tourist attraction to get people interested in cool places around the world.

View 6-8th Grade Challenge

Step 2: Tinker, Build, and Design!

  • In teams or solo, kids can use only recycled, upcycled, and art supplies typically found in a classroom or home to create their designs.
  • Suggested time of 30-90 minutes for kids to complete their projects!
  • Take photos of the projects and have kids do a short write up on their design process. The photos and write up are their entry submissions. No need to send projects or travel to compete!

Step 3:  Submit your entries by December 8, 2019 at 11pm EST

  • There is no entry fee and you can submitted an unlimited number of entries!
  • ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED AS ONE POWERPOINT. CLICK HERE FOR SAMPLE POWERPOINT. If you are submitting multiple entries, please put a title page in between entries of Powerpoint.
  • If your entry file to submit is too large, please send the Powerpoint or PDF to
  • If you have any questions, feel free to call 314-272-2560

Click here to participate!

Step 4: Have projects reviewed by real STEM professionals!

All participants will receive a Career Kid Challenge Certificate!

Preschool prize

Elementary prize

Middle School prize

STEM Toys and Resources Gift Box STEAM toys and resources that will keep your kids tinkering all day

Robotics Kit Your students will get to discover how to build robots that perform tasks

Drones Students will get to fly high and learn how to pilot drones


Click here to check out the winning entries from past challenges.

Why Kids Should Participate:

  • Develop problem-solving, creativity, and critical thinking skills
  • Have fun while building and designing
  • Learn about the types of STEM projects real professionals work on

Why educators should participate:

  • Provide a new and exciting way to do STEM and career learning
  • Get new STEM tools and items for your house or classrooms
  • Bring STEM careers to your home or classroom in an easy and affordable way

Who can Participate?

  1. Classroom: A perfect project for a STEM elective or general ed class!
  2. Schools: Perfect for a whole school-wide competition!
  3. After-school: Perfect enrichment activity for after-school programs!