About the Challenge

Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math encompass many aspects of our lives. Learn more about building, doing, and making an impact in the community with the Making for Good Challenge. The challenge is currently closed for entries. Check back later this spring to meet our 2021 winners!

Challenge Overview

The Making for Good Challenge inspires students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math in their own lives through a fun, project-based format. Students can learn all about building, doing, and making an impact in the community while entering for a chance to win incredible prizes!

Meet The 2020-2021 Winners
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Topic Areas

Create a unique product design that addresses one or both of the following:

  1. Societal Needs
  2. Environmental Needs

Read more about the topic areas

Get Started

Build your team, review challenge details below and get started with registration. You’ll be signed up for email updates with upcoming deadlines and tips to help you through the challenge process.


With your team, identify a problem in your home, school, community, or global population that solves one of the topic areas provided and develop an innovative product design that will help solve or improve the problem and, create a 60-90 second video showcasing your problem and product solution.

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Post your video to YouTube and submit the URL to your profile. Make sure your video meets all criteria and in the contest rules.  Have fun, innovate, and help make a difference in the world!

Challenge Details


Grand Prize
First place receives a total of $15,000 and a Stanley Black and Decker Prize Pack

2nd Place
Second place receives a total of $10,000 and a Stanley Black and Decker Prize Pack

3rd Place
Third place receives a total of $5,000 and a Stanley Black and Decker Prize Pack


Submission Period:
Check back in the fall for details on the upcoming Making for Good Challenge.


Creativity: 30% of score
Demonstrates a fresh approach and clear engineering skills to solve a real-world problem

Engineering Design Knowledge: 30% of score
Aligns to one of the two key topic areas, demonstrates engineering understanding, includes a product design

Effective Communication: 20% of score
Thoughtfully describe the effects of the problem and the impact of the solution in a clear and fluid manner

Overall Presentation: 20% of score
Be clear and thoughtful

Frequently Asked Questions

How do students enter?

To enter, students must submit a 60 – 90 second video describing a solution to a home, school, community, or global problem that relates to the two key topic areas: Societal and Environmental Needs. Learn more about the two key topic areas by visiting the entry topics page.

Is the competition open to anyone?

The competition is open to all legal U.S. residents who are students enrolled in 9th - 12th grade at a public, private, parochial, or home school located in one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia.

Can students enter as an individual?

Yes. This challenge is open to individuals and teams of 2 – 4. No groups of over 4 students will be accepted.

Can music be used in my video?

Entry videos may not contain music unless created by the students or by someone who has given the entrant permission to use their music.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about the Making for Good Challenge? Learn more about deadlines, challenge checklists, team criteria, and more.

Challenge Entry Topics

Gain inspiration for your 2021-2022 challenge submission by reviewing the 2020-2021 challenge entry topics!