• Want to reach and emotionally connect with teens?

    Support their passions.

    Want to reach and emotionally connect with

    parents and entire communities?

    Support their children!

  • The Verge Awards® connect businesses with teens and their parents in an uplifting, community-galvanizing movement to celebrate and support Teens on The Verge of Greatness!

  • How? By hosting partner-supported, local, statewide and nationwide public high school contests that award prizes and scholarships to winning students, and funding to their schools for STEAM education!

  • Picture the excitement of Friday Night High School Football – but for singers, dancers, fashion designers, filmmakers, video game designers, comedy acts and more!

  • We're rallying 15 million teenage students, their parents and entire communities around their creative and technical teens, just as they do their athletes!

    And our partners (and your employees!) can play a visible role in the excitement in communities everywhere!

  • Private sector businesses can invest their marketing resources to not only engage with our audiences in every community in America, but also to fund STEAM education programs in public high schools, particularly in our country's most under-served communities. That means you can achieve your marketing, CSR and charitable objectives, with the same investment!

  • Here's How our Contests Work:

    We'll host dozens of contests in five categories (at full scale):

  • Each Advancing Through Online and Live Stages of Competition in Each State:

    Contests start with FREE local, online preliminaries

    All teens, regardless of income or geography, can participate. Students simply upload their entries to their local online preliminaries.

    Schools and entire communities rally and vote

    Judges and the voting public determine who win prizes and advance to live state championships.

    Social media explodes with viral sharing!

    Every entry receives its own unique URL that can easily be shared via social media.

    Finalists perform/present at the LIVE statewide championships!

    Every state in the nation has its own live state championship and day-long celebration, crowning the state champs who will advance to regional and national championships!

  • Essentially, we're riding the cultural phenomena and proven commercial success of televised talent shows, music festivals and award shows to attract passionate audiences that our partners are trying to reach...

  • But, your sponsorship investment will help schools fund...

    Teaching artist positions

    Filmmaking gear

    Travel for robotics teams

    Computer labs, software, instructors

    Theater licensing fees

    Musical instruments, uniforms

    Art supplies and graphic design software

    Fashion design supplies

    and much more!


    Click here to read why STEAM programs are so important!



  • Why Partner with The Verge Awards?

    Establish an emotional connection with teens and adults

    Achieve tremendous social impact

    Lift brand perception

    Increase relevance

    Increase employee engagement and pride

    Increase sales

  • Let's have an initial phone conversation to see if our platform can help you achieve your objectives!

    Give Linda Neaton a call at 203.449.5044 or complete the form below to get the conversation started!