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What all International Olympiads OR Competitions can I enter as an Indian in 12th grade?
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Due to the Covid Pandemic I wasn't able to participate in many competitions and Olympiads during my 11th grade. But I want to do so now.

I want to know about International Olympiads and Competitions that I can enter now and participate in that can boost my application as well as my extra curriculars.

If they are related to Poetry or Essay writing , Amateur Photography , STEM etc., then that would be great. please help.

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Hi @Mauli, this is a great question!

Due to COVID, a lot of students haven't been able to participate in as many extracurriculars as they'd like - but luckily, a lot of academic competitions have begun transitioning to virtual/online formats.

I found some competitions in your areas of expertise, as follows:

Photography:

https://blog.collegevine.com/prestigious-photography-competitions-for-high-school-students/

Some of these competitions, like the National Geographic one, are no longer offered. However, others, like the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, still hold a couple per year.

Essay writing/poetry:

A few years ago, CollegeVine came out with this article: https://blog.collegevine.com/the-college-vine-guide-to-high-school-writing-contests/

It's a super dense resource that you can start from, with tons of competition examples as well as evaluation on factors such as how competitive they are. Alternatively, a lot of smaller sites run competitions as often as monthly, so you can apply for these pretty often. The cash prizes aren't that large, and because there are so many annual winners, they won't look as good on your college applications, but there's definitely potential there and no harm in trying!

We also have a few more blog articles on this topic, which you can check out below:

https://blog.collegevine.com/11-academic-competitions-to-boost-your-high-school-profile/

https://blog.collegevine.com/8-stem-competitions-for-high-schoolers/

https://blog.collegevine.com/8-engineering-academic-competitions-for-high-schoolers/

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