Student Awards

With nearly 10,000 essays submitted each year, to be named in the top six or honorable mention is truly a feat worthy of recognition. That's why we reward prizes that total $100,000, including U.S. Savings Bonds for all our winners and a special awards trip to Orlando, FL, for the top three students in each division, to be joined by a parent and sponsoring teacher. As part of the awards trip, you can expect V.I.P. treatment, recognition, plenty of fun, and maybe even a few other surprises...

See the chart below for what you could win if you take The DuPont Challenge.

Senior Division (Grades 10, 11, 12)

First Place Winner

  • U.S. Savings Bond - $5,000 at maturity
  • Expenses-paid Orlando trip
  • Subscription to Britannica Online School Edition for entire school
  • Britannica Digital Learning E-book collection, including Britannica Illustrated Science Library (67 E-book volumes total)
  • Britannica's 5 iOS science apps

Second Place Winner

  • U.S. Savings Bond - $3,000 at maturity
  • Expenses-paid Orlando trip
  • Subscription to Britannica Online School Edition for entire school
  • Britannica Digital Learning E-book collection, including Britannica Illustrated Science Library (67 E-book volumes total)
  • Britannica's 5 iOS science apps

Third Place Winner

  • U.S. Savings Bond - $1,000 at maturity
  • Expenses-paid Orlando trip
  • Subscription to Britannica Online School Edition for entire school
  • Britannica Digital Learning E-book collection, including Britannica Illustrated Science Library (67 E-book volumes total)
  • Britannica's 5 iOS science apps

Honorable Mentions

  • U.S. Savings Bond - $200 at maturity
  • Britannica's The Elements hardcover book

Junior Division (Grades 7, 8, 9)

First Place Winner

  • U.S. Savings Bond - $5,000 at maturity
  • Expenses-paid Orlando trip
  • Subscription to Britannica Online School Edition for entire school
  • Britannica Digital Learning E-book collection, including Britannica Illustrated Science Library (67 E-book volumes total)
  • Britannica's 5 iOS science apps

Second Place Winner

  • U.S. Savings Bond - $3,000 at maturity
  • Expenses-paid Orlando trip
  • Subscription to Britannica Online School Edition for entire school
  • Britannica Digital Learning E-book collection, including Britannica Illustrated Science Library (67 E-book volumes total)
  • Britannica's 5 iOS science apps

Third Place Winner

  • U.S. Savings Bond - $1,000 at maturity
  • Expenses-paid Orlando trip
  • Subscription to Britannica Online School Edition for entire school
  • Britannica Digital Learning E-book collection, including Britannica Illustrated Science Library (67 E-book volumes total)
  • Britannica's 5 iOS science apps

Honorable Mentions

  • U.S. Savings Bond - $200 at maturity
  • Britannica's The Elements hardcover book

See a detailed list of awards offered by Britannica Digital Learning to winning students and teachers of The DuPont Challenge.

 

Please read the competition Rules to make sure that you are eligible.

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The DuPont Challenge 2012 Awards Trip Highlights

The top winners of The 2012 DuPont Challenge -- North America's premier science essay competition -- were joined by a parent and sponsoring teacher on an expenses-paid Award Trip in their honor.

 

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