Bright Schools Competition Project Submission can be completed in 4 key steps!

The Bright Schools Competition asks students to investigate an issue related to light and sleep as it pertains to their community and/or young adolescents. Project submissions consist of a choice of exploration (development of prototype, awareness campaign or research proposal), three page written project and 3 minute video.

Four Steps to Creating a Project (click the boxes below to view)

Step1 Step2 Step3 Step4

STEP 2: Select ONE of the THREE Exploration Options

Build a Prototype
Building a prototype that is designed to address an identified concern related to sleep and light will appeal to students who enjoy the engineering and design process. Examples of prototypes can include models, drawings, blueprints, devices, or other solutions that have been designed to alleviate the identified problem or issue. If space allows, visual aids of the prototype can be included in the written and/or video portion of the project.

Create an Awareness Campaign
Do you have students who enjoy interacting with the community? Encourage them to create an awareness campaign to educate their community about their identified problem or issue. The community can be the classroom, the school, the school district, or a larger entity. Awareness campaigns can include infographics, web pages, outreach at a public forum, newspaper articles, or other methods of conveying information to the public. If space allows, photos and materials from the campaign can be included in the written and/or video portion of the project.

Write a Research Proposal
This option involves students proposing and designing an experiment to study their particular light and sleep issue. Proposals should include a problem question, a hypothesis based on research, and a methodology of how they would conduct the experiment, and collect and analyze data. However, please note that students shouldn’t experiment with human subjects and collect any sort of data. They should only propose an experiment they would conduct.

Note: Students are NOT to collect data due to concerns with experimenting with human subjects. Students should only propose an experiment that could be further explored.