Sparta robotics team tops in U.S. - Asbury Park Press on a top-scoring Zero Robotics team in the semi-finals. The finals on January 23 will be based on controlling the real SPHERES robots on the ISS.
Semi Finalists - Conrad Awards presents the 80 semi-finalist teams in the Aerospace Exploration, Clean Energy, and Health and Nutrition categories.
Workshop inspires CanSat teachers - ESA Education on preparations for the second European CanSat competition
Thomas Jefferson students win space race - Fairfax Times on a high school student team preparing a CubeSat for launch as a secondary payload on an Orbital Sciences ISS cargo mission. In spite of the article's title, this isn't part of the sort of competition I usually mention here. It is part of NASA's Cubesat Launch Initiative, where NASA funds the launch part of the effort.
Space Foundation Student Art Contest - National Space Symposium
Joshua Neubert on the Night Rover Challenge - The Space Show - Although it's not only for students, the interview mentioned the strong interest by university and other student teams in this Centennial Challenge.
NASA-Supported Student Team Wins at International Genetic Engineering Contest - NASA