Students win awesome prizes and even scholarships
From voice lessons to full college scholarships, video gear and summer film camps, money-can't-buy mentorship and experiences with idols and celebrities - we can't wait to see what else our partners are able to offer our winners!
Schools Win Funding for STEAM programs!
STEAM programs can be costly, but the business sector is jumping in to help schools in their communities offer these highly effective and rewarding programs to all students, regardless of family income or geography.
Through grants or products contributed by sponsors, winning schools can purchase musical instruments, video production equipment, computers and software, robotics and other science kits, art supplies and more! They can hire more teachers or part time teaching artists! Cover entrance fees, uniforms and travel costs for competitions or theater license fees and production costs; and even make auditorium repairs and more!
Here's How The Verge Awards® Work
This will be the process in every state!
Contests start with FREE local, online preliminaries
All teens, regardless of income or geography, can participate. Students simply upload their entries to their local online preliminaries.
Schools and entire communities rally and vote
Judges and the voting public determine who win prizes and advance to live state championships.
Social media explodes with viral sharing!
Every entry receives its own unique URL that can easily be shared via social media.
Finalists perform/present at the LIVE statewide championships!
Every state in the nation has its own live state championship and day-long celebration, crowning the state champs who will advance to regional and national championships!
Our first stop: CONNECTICUT!