Deadline: 25th June 2024 | An annual, global science video competition for high-school students.

To take part in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, create a short video (2:00 – two 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.

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

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

Find out more and apply at the official link below:


Apply before 25th June, 2024