Competition Categories

Students who compete in the local and national ACT-SO competition can compete in up to three (3) of the following categories:

STEM

Architecture
Biology/Microbiology
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Computer Science
Earth and Space Sciences
Engineering
Mathematics
Medicine and Health
Physics

Performing Arts

Dance – Ballet
Dance – Contemporary
Dance – Modern
Dance – Traditional
Dramatics
Music Instrumental – Classical
Music Instrumental – Contemporary
Music Vocal – Classical
Music Vocal – Contemporary
Oratory
Poetry – performance

Humanities

Music Composition
Original Essay
Playwriting
Poetry – written
Short Story

Visual Art

Drawing
Filmmaking
Painting
Photography
Sculpture

Business
Entrepreneurship

Culinary
Culinary Arts

Download a PDF of all category guidelines