Who Is Eligible?

  • Students currently enrolled in grades 7 through 12.
  • Students attending public, private, or home schools in the United States, Canada, or their territories.
  • Students enrolled in Department of Defense schools, grades 7–12 (see the FAQ for how to enter addresses).
  • Previous winners of The DuPont Challenge.
  • Students graduating from high school before 2013 are NOT eligible.

How Essays Are Judged
Official Rules