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BREAKTHROUTH JUNIOR CHALLENGE 2020 GLOBAL COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS WORLDWIDE (WIN $USD250,000 SCHOLARSHIP & MORE)

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BREAKTHROUTH JUNIOR CHALLENGE 2020 GLOBAL COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS WORLDWIDE (WIN $USD250,000 SCHOLARSHIP & MORE)

Application Deadline: 25th June, 2020.

THE CHALLENGE

You get it. You’ve grasped an important scientific theory, concept or principle.

Now can you share your insight?

An inventive video can get across complex material that would take pages of text to communicate.

To take part in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge (the “Challenge”), create a short video (3:00 minutes max) to explain a big idea in one of these fields:

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Life Sciences
  • COVID-19

Your film can take any form you like: animation, talking head, documentary, dramatic reconstruction, whatever. It’s worth keeping in mind that video is a dynamic visual medium – using diagrams, simulations, physical demonstrations etc. is a lot more effective than standing in front of a blackboard talking.

The videos will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Engagement
  • Illumination
  • Creativity
  • Difficulty

If you’re looking for guidance, you can see some of last year’s top-scoring entries here and below. But remember, to show ‘creativity’ your film should be as original as possible.

WHO?

Anyone between the ages of 13 and 18

You can take part in this year’s Challenge as long as you’re:

  • 13 or older by 12:01 AM PDT on April 1, 2020
  • Not older than 18 (not yet 19) as of 11:59 PM PDT on October 1, 2020

We welcome submissions in English from anyone of those ages, including home schooled students, students with disabilities, and students from all over the world.

For additional details, check out the Rules.

HOW?

Sign up

To get the ball rolling, sign up here.

CRITERIA

Your video will be judged according to the following criteria:

·         Engagement

Did the video capture the viewer’s interest? Did the viewer want to keep watching the video to the end?

·         Illumination

Did the video explain the subject matter clearly, allowing the viewer to develop a genuine understanding of the video’s content? Did the video demonstrate a rigorous dive into the subject matter?

·         Creativity

Did the entrant make an effort to approach the subject matter in an innovative or creative way?

·         Difficulty

Is the subject matter challenging? Is the subject typically taught at high school level or beyond?

PRIZES

If your video is chosen as the Winner, you will receive

  • $250,000 Post-secondary scholarship
  • $50,000 Prize for your teacher
  • $100,000 Breakthrough Science Lab

The Winner will be required to attend an award ceremony scheduled in November 2020 (date to be announced).

For more information:

Click here to visit the official application website

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