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SOLAR STAR CHALLENGE 2023

The Solar Star Challenge engages students to design, test, compete, and celebrate the scaling up of solar power technologies.

Students take action with Solar Star Pledge campaigns, participate in Buy 1 Give 1 Solar Light workshops, design and build solar models to race and showcase, create cartoons and artwork, enter solar Minecraft builds, and create action plans to install pilot and commercial solar arrays at their schools.

We welcome teachers, community members, artists, celebrities, and corporations to leverage their resources and ‘star power’ to support student changemakers as they innovate and expand clean energy solutions. 2023 marks the event’s seventh year of commitment to improve educational, environmental, and economic performance at schools around the world with clean energy.

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ENTER THE SOLAR STAR CHALLENGE 2023

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2023
Winners Announced: June 21, 2023
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SOLAR STAR

Pledge Challenge

Take the Solar Star Pledge, create a campaign, and scale up solar power at your school.
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SOLAR STAR

Cartoon Challenge

Get drawing your 16-panel cartoon showcasing renewable energy.
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SOLAR STAR

Artwork Challenge

Submit your drawing, painting, sculpture, or other artwork promoting solar and cleantech.

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SOLAR STAR

Minecraft Challenge

Build a school, town or original structure using solar and cleantech in Minecraft Ed.

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SOLAR STAR CHALLENGE 2019

SOLAR STAR CHALLENGE 2020

SOLAR STAR CHALLENGE 2022

A SOLAR CHALLENGE FOR EVERY SCHOOL

Through real-world, hands-on, remote, and virtual learning opportunities, the Solar Star Challenge energizes the next generation as leaders and changemakers. The challenge connects learners with tools to raise awareness and support for clean energy in education. Students and schools compete for #SolarStar social media acclaim in the following categories:

 

    • Most Solar Star Pledges
    • Most Creative Solar Star Pledge Campaign
    • Top Solar Star Cartoonist
    • Top Solar Star Artist
    • Best Solar Minecraft Build
    • Top Boat Design (World Junior Solar Race)
    • Fastest Boat (World Junior Solar Race)
    • Top Car Design (World Junior Solar Race)
    • Fastest Car (World Junior Solar Race)
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Individuals and teams of students are eligible to enter the Solar Star Challenge and demonstrate how they are helping expand solar power models and solar installations. Participating students from schools around the world have included Denver Academy (DA, Denver), Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC, Annandale), University of Colorado Denver (CU, Denver), Fairgreen International School (FIS, Dubai), Dunecrest American School (DAS, Dubai), Raha International School (RIS, Abu Dhabi), Shanghai American School (SAS, Shanghai), Universal American School (UAS, Dubai), Bangkok Patana School (BPS, Bangkok), and additional schools through the Dr. Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots network. Check back soon for student participation signup, call for judges, and more.

OUR SOLAR STARS IN ACTION!