Energy competitions are a fun way to apply an understanding of science. Whether you're a seventh-grader interested in testing your knowledge of energy efficiency and renewables, or an engineering student who wants to design a home for the Solar Decathlon, you can find a wide range of energy-related contests for all ages. Check out the links in this section and get ready to see how your design, engineering, and knowledge stack up against your peers.


Current Competitions

Kindergarten through High School

K-12 students can apply their knowledge and skills in competitions such as BioenergizeMe that challenges them to design an infographic to explain bioenergy.

There are no current competitions for this age range at this time but we encourage teachers to incorporate past competition resources into their current curriculums. such as the past BioenergizeMe infographic challenge.

Colleges and Universities

College and universities: College and graduate students, along with their professors, can apply their technical prowess in competitions that challenge them with projects ranging from designing a wind turbine to constructing a solar-powered house.

All DOE Competitions

The U.S. Department of Energy is full of learning, research and job opportunities: from entrepreneurship competitions to research at our national labs. Check out the Internships, Fellowships, and Graduate and Post Doctoral Opportunities page for more ways to become involved with the DOE and its programs.