Contests

Quarterly contests offer Young Mensans the opportunity to share their talents and celebrate their intelligence and creativity, as well as win cool prizes.

The contests involve a wide range of topics and skills and are advertised in each issue of YM² — Young Mensan Magazine, the Mensa Bulletin and through informational emails.

For information on our contests, email GiftedYouth@americanmensa.org.

May 24, 2017
Crack the Code Contest
Crack the Code Contest

Can you crack the code? Use the key inside to find out all about our next contest!

December 3, 2015
Blackout Poetry Contest
Blackout Poetry Contest

Your challenge is to create the new and unexpected from the unseen and overlooked! Take a piece of text that you can alter, black out various words to create a new message and use the remaining space on the page to create an original work of art.

August 26, 2015
Mission Possible Contest
Mission Possible Contest

Secret Agent: Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to secretly perform 10 Random Acts of Kindness. You have until October 25 to perform Random Acts of Kindness, but you must do it without the recipients knowing it is you.

April 23, 2015
Clueful 10 Contest
Clueful 10 Contest

Are you a closet sleuth? This contest celebrates detective stories and the authors who created them. Answer the ten questions, including solving a riddle, and submit your answers.

January 16, 2015
Desert Island 10 Contest
Desert Island 10 Contest

Imagine you are stranded on a desert island and can save only ten books to take with you. Share with us what they would be and why and you could win our latest contest!

November 12, 2014
Math Lib Contest
Math Lib Contest

We’ve created a mad lib-like story problem, and we’ve taken some of the parts out. That’s where you come in. Send us your entries and we’ll draw three lucky mathematicians to win our cool math shirt.

July 22, 2014
Cookie crumbles contest
Cookie crumbles contest

We're looking for a few good cookies, and we're counting on you!

April 9, 2014
Young Mensan Comicontest
Young Mensan Comicontest

Create your own comic and share it with us!

January 14, 2014
Six word bio contest
Six word bio contest

We want to know your life story, but you can use only six words. Tricky, eh?

November 2, 2013
Young Mensan Lego® Contest
Young Mensan Lego® Contest

Calling all Lego® fans!  Gather your bricks and get building. Send us a picture of your efforts, and you could win one of six Lego prizes!