Submissions are closed!

Submissions closed January 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. We received projects from students all over the United States & Canada. Over the course of February, our selection committee will grade all submissions, and winners will be announced early March!

Thank you to our student participants! Click here to stay engaged with Future Goals project this school year.


The Future GoalsTM Virtual Science Fair gives you the chance to imagine how STEM can enhance the game experience in three creative categories: Virtual Fan Engagement, Sustainability and Technology/Innovation.

If your idea scores, you could take home an exciting NHL® STEM-At-Home Prize Pack full of tech to help you bring your big innovations to life. Sign up below and get ready to take your ideas to the ice!

Choose From Three Creative Challenges


This Virtual Fan Engagement category invites you to create innovative concepts to improve the game experience for fans watching at home, from data presentation to interactive tools.


This Sustainability category asks how hockey arenas can become more viable through green innovations, like those the NHL is already implementing.


This Technology/Innovation category challenges you to imagine how technology can improve the game.  Whether it's innovating in equipment, fan experience, analytics or elsewhere.

You Could Win an
NHL® STEM-At-Home Prize Pack!

Bring your innovations to life with one of three prize packs available in each of these age groups: 4th-6th grade and 7th-8th grade.


MacBook Air® Laptop + AirPods® wireless headphones + adjustable desk + NHL®-themed school supplies


iPad® mobile digital device and Smart Keyboard™, + AirPods® wireless headphones + lapdesk + NHL®-themed school supplies


iPad® mobile digital device + AirPods® wireless headphones + lapdesk + NHL®-themed school supplies


AirPods®, iPad®, and MacBook Air®, are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. The Future GoalsTM Virtual Science Fair is not sponsored or endorsed by, or otherwise affiliated with Apple Inc. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.


Keeping Score

Judges will award points across multiple categories:


Hypothesis, process & procedure, observation & results and analysis.


What mediums did you use for your presentation? Quality of writing including grammar and punctuation, etc.


Was the experiment unique, creative and, most importantly, the student's own work?

Students will be judged on the following criteria:

Students must demonstrate their understanding of their chosen challenge, provide a clear and concise method of data collection and derive next steps to put the solution into action. Click here for the Student Starter Guides


Be sure to watch out for grammatical errors. Complete sentences are a must. A very important element of the project is creativity. Please make sure this is your idea and not copied.


See Contest Rules here.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Valid in the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and Canada. Entrants may only submit one (1) entry. Entry must be an original work and cannot include copyrighted or patented materials owned by others,  or trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by any third party, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, other than EVERFI. Please read through the Official Contest Rules for more information. Grades 4th-8th. Ends 1/15/21.

Here's The Game Plan

Students are encouraged to take at least one Future GoalsTM - Hockey Scholar Math and Science lesson before submitting their project. Sign-up here.

Students will work individually to formulate a solution to one of the three creative challenges. Students are allowed one entry for this Contest.

Students in Grades 4th-8th are invited to participate. Grades 4th-6th and Grades 7th-8th will be placed in separate categories for judging. Click here for the Student Starter Guide

Students can submit their project through the online registration process between November 16th, 2020 - January 15th, 2021.

Winners will be notified and announced by March 15th, 2021.