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What is Project: Create?

Calling all Colorado students!

DSST Public Schools is excited to announce a series of two weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) focused challenges in partnership with leading Denver institutions to provide local students with creative and fun learning opportunities to supplement their new online learning environments.

Each week, CBS 4 Denver will announce the challenge and Colorado students in elementary grades (K-5), middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12) will be invited to submit a project by 8AM the following Monday. A group of DSST judges will then determine a winner each Wednesday - who will awarded the week's prize and be highlighted by DSST Public Schools and CBS 4 Denver.

We hope students will have a chance to be deeply engaged in a creative and fun learning process all while trying to win fun prizes.


Past Challenges and Winners

Click here to view our past challenges and their winners!


Thank You Sponsors!

Thank you to our partners at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Botanic Gardens, CU Teach Engineering, Denver Art Museum, Swallow Hill Music, and the Denver Zoo for sponsoring awesome prizes each week for our #DSSTProjectCreate winners!


Eligibility and Rewards

All Colorado K-12 students are eligible to participate, including any student not enrolled in DSST Public Schools. Students will enter the challenge by the following bands:

Elementary School: Kindergarten - 5th grade

Middle School: 6th - 8th grade

High School: 9th - 12th grade 

Prizes will be awarded for each challenge and by each grade level band, for a total of six prizes weekly. The prizes will be shipped directly to students’ residence. Prizes (listed above for the current week) may include learning kits, activities or tickets valued at roughly $50. 

Winning submissions will be determined by a panel of judges will be featured by our partner, CBS 4 Denver, on DSST's social media sites as well as on our website. See the Disclosure and Official Rules here.

Learn more about the selection process for winners, eligibility, and rewards here.

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