2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Scholarship Provided by : third party

Scholarship Amount

Various Amount

Application Deadline

October 01, 2017


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, create a short video (3 minutes max) to explain a big idea in one of these fields:

- Physics
- Mathematics
- Life Sciences

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.

Watch previous application videos here https://breakthroughjuniorchallenge.org/challenge


Anyone between the age of 13 and 18
You can take part in this year’s Challenge as long as you’re:

- 13 or older by 11:59 pm PDT (West Coast USA) on October 1, 2017
- No older than 18 as of 11:59 pm PDT (West Coast USA) on October 1, 2017

We welcome submissions in English from anyone of those ages, including homeschooled students, students with disabilities, and students from all over the world. For additional details, check out the Rules.

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