• The CT Public High School State Championships!

    • The Verge Awards and our partners will host four contests in Technology & Innovation, Visual & Media Arts, Singing, and Dance
    • Contests start with free online entry to county-specific preliminaries in eight (8) counties
    • Judges and public voting determine 35 total finalists per contest to win prizes and advance to the LIVE State Championship and Celebration!
    • The live statewide championship will cover all four contests, in a single full day celebration, with live streaming to engage CT and nationwide audiences
    • At least $50,000 and up to $100,000 in cash and prizes contributed by our partners will be awarded to winning students and their schools (or magnet programs / nonprofits that serve them); additional product prizes will be accepted to award to teachers/mentors
    • Partners will access our audience through 23 days of online public voting, community-based rallies, live state championship, custom video and digital content, social media, and marketing and activation programs leading up to and after the championship

    With a targeted $100,000 in prize money at stake, schools will rally their entire student populations, parents and even broader community members to vote for their contestants in the online preliminary rounds, and bus loads will come to support their finalists as they perform live in front of judges and a massive audience!


    And since we'll have thousands of teens and families in attendance, we're partnering with business to make this a day-long, family-oriented celebration a day to remember!


    There are many ways to partner with us, from school-specific support to statewide presenting partner and many options in between:

    Highly Cost Effective Outreach Through Schools

    With prize money at stake, schools will encourage their students to enter contests, and rally entire student populations to vote. They'll also reach out to parents through PTA's, newsletters and voice mails, and promote contestants to their entire communities with outdoor signs, press releases and more. Even though your brand cannot be part of their official communications, they will be encouraging everyone to go to our website or social media pages and the live championship - and that's where your support will be recognized!

    We look forward to working with you to design the best program to help you

    meet your marketing, CSR, charitable and employee engagement objectives!

    Call Linda Neaton at 203.449.5044 to get started!