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 by planning Solar School Campaigns, creating Solar Star superheroes and villains, designing solar artwork, and building solar schools with the Solar Star Minecraft Challenge. Students are transformed into Solar Stars by participating in Build 1 Give 1 Solar Light workshops 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: December, 18
Winners Announced: December, 22
Get drawing your Superhero or comic showcasing renewable energy.
Submit your drawing, painting, sculpture, or other artwork promoting solar and cleantech.
Build a school, town or original structure using solar and cleantech in Minecraft Ed.
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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
- Top Solar School Campaign
- Top Solar Star Superhero Comic
- Top Solar Star Artist
- Best Solar Minecraft Build
- 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), International School of Denver (ISDenver), International School of Beijing (ISB), and additional schools through the Dr. Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots network. Check back soon for student participation signup, call for judges, and more.