Google is looking for the brightest young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today.
The competition is open to students aged 13 to 18 from around the world working on their own or in a team of two or three.
How to enter
• You will need a Google Account to complete the sign up form.
• Plan your science project, conduct your experiment, and write up your results.
• Complete all of the sections of your Google project submission site
• Create either a two-minute video or 20-slide presentation giving an overview of your project and embed it on the Summary page of your project submission. A video or presentation is required to enter.
• When your project site is done, submit it by 4 April 2011.
Please note: Entries and supporting documentation must be submitted in English.
There will be 3 finalist winners, one in each age category 13-14, 15-16, 17-18. One of of the 3 finalist winners will be selected as the Grand Prize winner.
The Grand Prize
A National Geographic Expedition
The Grand Prize winner(s) plus one parent or guardian per winner will win an amazing 10 day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions. Traveling aboard the National Geographic Endeavour the winner(s) will visit Darwin’s living laboratory and experience up-close encounters with unique species such as flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, and domed giant tortoises. Google will cover the cost of Economy Class flights to the Galapagos from the winner’s home.
A Scholarship from Google
A $50,000 scholarship, split equally between team members should a team win this prize. This scholarship is intended to be used towards the finalists’ further education.
A Once in a Lifetime Experience
The Grand Prize winner will have first choice of an experience at one of the following partner organizations:
CERN, Google, the LEGO Group, or Scientific American.
A Personalised LEGO Prize
A personal LEGO color mosaic (one for each team member, to build her/himself) and 1 personal, exclusive LEGO box – specially made for the occasion
A package from Scientific American
Digital Access to Scientific American Archives for your school
Digital access for the finalists’ schools for a year. This prize is valid up to 12 months from winning the prize on 11 July 2011.