Afro Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO)

2014 ACT-SO
ACT-SO is a yearlong scholastic enrichment program where participants flex the most important muscle – the “mind.” Just as an athlete trains before competition, so must the ACT-SO participant with coaches and mentors in preparing for the local competition.

Local NAACP chapters hold programs across the country for students in grades 9-12 in 26 categories that include the sciences, music, and drama to name a few. The gold medal winners of the local levels qualify to compete with other local winners at the National Competition, which is held during the NAACP Annual Convention.

Detroit NAACP Youth Council 2014 ACT-SO Brochure
Detroit NAACP Youth Council 2014 ACT-SO Application

Detroit Branch NAACP ACT-SO Category Details
Filmmaking Guidelines 2013 Version.docx

Categories Include:


  • Biology/Microbiology
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth & Space Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine & Health
  • Physics


  • Music Composition
  • Short Story New Category!
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry

Performing Arts:

  • Dance
  • Dramatics
  • Music Instrumental Classical
  • Music Instrumental Contemporary
  • Music Vocal Classical
  • Music Vocal Contemporary
  • Oratory

Visual Arts:

  • Architecture
  • Drawing
  • Filmmaking New Guidelines posted
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture


  • Entrepreneurship

2 thoughts on “Afro Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO)

    • Hello Alecia and thank you for contacting the Detroit Branch NAACP. Each category will have its own competition and each contestant is allowed to compete in up to three categories. If you have any further questions, you may contact the Detroit Branch NAACP at 313-871-2087.

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