Contests

What do training a goldfish, reducing your carbon footprint, and painting an ocean scene have in common? All of these skills could help you win cool prizes from The JASON Project! We and our partners sponsor a variety of contests each year for kids in grades K-12. Find complete details about our current contests and check out the winners of past contests below.

Current Contests

Entries accepted until January 15, 2015

Students in grades 5–12 are invited to participate in a national recycling awareness contest sponsored by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning. The theme of this year’s contest is automobile recycling.

Entries accepted until March 1, 2015

Students in grades K–12 are invited to participate in a national plastic film recycling contest sponsored by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) and JASON Learning. Are you up for the challenge of convincing your fellow students, school, and community to collect and recycle grocery bags, product wrapping, and other flexible plastic films?

Past Contests

Entries accepted until February 17, 2014

Calling all artists, filmmakers, and recyclers! Students in grades K–12 are invited to participate in a national cell phone recycling awareness contest sponsored by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning.

Entries accepted until February 28, 2014

Kids in grades K–12 are invited to participate in a “Sustainable Seas” art contest sponsored by JASON Learning, the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Entries accepted until February 14, 2014

Your artwork could go on an ocean adventure aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus! JASON Founder and Chief Scientist Dr. Robert Ballard and Climate: Seas of Change Host Researcher Dr. Katy Croff Bell will help choose one drawing to be made into a patch that will be worn by members of the Nautilus Corps of Exploration as they explore the world’s ocean.

Entries accepted until March 1, 2013

Calling all artists! Kids in grades K-12 are invited to participate in an international art contest sponsored by The JASON Project, the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), and the U.S. Coast Guard. The theme of the contest is “Let's Make Ships Greener.”

Contest runs through May 1, 2012

Compete against JASON and Immersion Carbonrally teams from around the world to see who can reduce their carbon footprint the most. A Carbonrally team can be a class of students, an after-school science club, or any other group of kids who want to make a difference and compete for some cool prizes in the process.

Entries accepted until April 1, 2012

Calling all artists! Kids in grades K-12 are invited to participate in an international art contest sponsored by the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), The JASON Project, and Immersion Learning. The theme of the contest is “Wrecks of the World.”

Entries accepted until March 15, 2012

Do you have what it takes to be a marine mammal trainer? Show off your skills by training a goldfish to perform a unique behavior. Videotape that behavior—and your training process—and submit it to The JASON Project. A grand prize winner will be selected to join a beluga trainer at Mystic Aquarium for a day in the summer of 2012.

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