Sponsoring Institution: Breakthrough Initiatives, Khan Academy, National Geographic, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory
Type: Video Contest
Eligibility: Anyone at least 13 years old at the opening of the competition and not older than 18 years old at the close, living in a country where all entry rules and regulations are not prohibited by law.
Application Deadline: Website opens for applications April 1st and closes July 1st
Highlight: An annual contest that invites 13-18 year old students to make a creative 3 minute video around an important scientific theory, concept, or principle. Share your insight and inventively explain a big idea in Physics, Math, or Life Sciences. Use animation, talking head, documentary, dramatic reconstruction, pretty much anything goes! Videos are evaluated on engagement, illumination, creativity, and difficulty. They’re judged by a series of audience panels — peer-to-peer review, scientists and scholars, and even a popular vote component (inviting the world to participate)! Check out some past entries. Show off what you know, have lots of fun making a video, and participate in a worldwide contest with an opportunity to win a $250,000 first prize plus $50,000 for the teacher who most inspired you!