How would you imagine tomorrow?
Demand for clean energy, the threat of climate change, and the question of how to transition to an economy based on alternatives to fossil fuels are concerns for everyone. These tough issues demand focused research and a commitment that spans individuals, communities, governments, and industries. But the best solutions start with great ideas—like yours. That’s what this high school energy competition is all about.
How do you participate?
- Pull together a team.
Your team can include two to five students in grades 9 through 12. Team members can either all be strong in one field—like science, engineering, design, or social studies—or different members can be strong in different subjects.
- Choose a challenge.
Examine alternative energy issues from any of four perspectives.
- Set your ideas in motion.
Prepare a presentation that includes one or more innovations to address the challenge you’ve chosen. Your project may be a continuation of a project previously presented at Imagine Tomorrow, but you must specify advances made in the time since it was last presented.
- Present your ideas.
You and your teammates will travel to the Washington State University campus in Pullman to present your ideas before a panel of expert judges. Judges include WSU professors, as well as leaders in enterprise and public service from throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Registration opens March 1.
Who can participate?
If you’re a resident of Washington, Idaho, Montana, or Oregon, are in grades 9 through 12, and attend a high school or middle school within your state, you qualify to participate. Home-schooled students are also encouraged to participate.
Public or private high schools:
- Schools must be located in one of the following states: Washington, Idaho, Montana, or Oregon.
- Students must reside in one of the following states: Washington, Idaho, Montana, or Oregon.
- Your team must have an adult advisor affiliated with your high school.
- Your school may send as many as eight teams to compete.
- If your team includes students from two or more schools, you must name one school as the team sponsor.
- Foreign exchange students may compete as long as they are attending a high school or middle school (grades 9 through 12 only) and residing in a home in one of the four eligible states: Washington, Idaho, Montana, or Oregon.
- Must reside in one of the following states: Washington, Idaho, Montana, or Oregon
- Must receive their education in one of the following states: Washington, Idaho, Montana, or Oregon
- May form teams with other home-schooled students
- Must have an adult advisor for each team who is affiliated with the students’ educational process