Bright Schools Competition Eligibility

  • All entrants must be living within the United States, U.S. Territories or Canada and enrolled full-time in a public, private, charter or home school.
  • Students must be currently enrolled in either sixth, seventh or eighth grade and under the age of 18.
  • Teams must be registered online.
Each team consists of the following:
  • Teachers/Coaches – adults over the age of 21 that are affiliated with the school system, and administers education of the light lessons and mentors the team.
  • Students – teams of up to 4 students in grades 6-8.
Teachers/coaches can mentor multiple teams and teachers that would like to enter their entire classroom can enter all of their students. Teams must be registered separately and each team project must be unique. See the FAQ page to learn how to register multiple teams. A parent may not be the teacher/coach of a team on which his or her child is a member. Teachers/coaches must attest that submissions consist of solely student work.

All teachers/coaches are encouraged to use the lesson plans provided on the Bright Schools Competition website.

Full competition rules and guidelines are available here.