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The XPrize Foundation is a global leader in creating incentivized prize competitions to drive breakthroughs that benefit humanity through inspiring and sparking innovation, invention, new industries and new markets. Visit the website to read and review videos and the picture gallery about active and past Prizes in the areas of space, ocean, technology, genomics, automotive, and oil cleanup, and more.

Construction and Building Technology

International Bridge Building Contest

The construction and testing of model bridges promotes the study and application of fundamental principles physics and also helps students develop "hands on" skills through bridge construction. By participating in the international Bridge Building Competition students get a flavor of what it is to be an engineer, designing structures to a set of specifications and then seeing them perform their function. The website includes video tips and both picture archives and videos of past winners.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Student Games and Quizzes

A collection of games and puzzles about careers in the AEC field and trades.

Creative Arts and Fashion

International Student Passion for Fashion Scholarship Competition

The Passion for Fashion Competition challenges students in the United States and Canada to create their own original design, fashion marketing, merchandising, or retail management plan. Winners receive a full tuition scholarship to an Art Institute school.

Information and Communications Technology

Young ICT Explorers

The annual Young ICT Explorers competition in Australia (Queensland and New South Wales) encourages students 9-12 years of age to design and present a project of their choice from anywhere on the ICT spectrum to a judging panel of academic, industry and ICT professionals. Each project is assessed on the criteria of creativity, uniqueness, quality, level of difficulty, and project documentation. These youngsters compete at a level that will inspire older students and educators in ICT…plus convince them that the ICT future is bright.

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

Engineering Scholarships

This database lists USD 2.7 million of available scholarships, including many relevant to potential engineering studies applicants. The site connects students to in-depth information on 7,000+ postsecondary education institutions. The Educators’ Resource Center provides guidance counsellors and educators with online and downloadable resources.

Social and Personal Services

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation ProStart

With support from industry members, educators, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), and its state restaurant association partners, the ProStart® program reaches more than 95,000 students in 1,900 high schools across the U.S., Guam, and U.S. military bases. From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-life experience opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime. ProStart gives students a platform to discover new interests and talents to open doors for fulfilling careers.

Transportation and Logistics

Transportation Clubs International Scholarships

Transportation Clubs International awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and college undergraduate students accepted to or currently enrolled at accredited education institutions in degree programs in the fields of transportation logistics, supply-chain management, traffic management, transportation safety and/or related transportation industry operations and services.