Deadline: 25th June 2023 | This yearly global competition aims to inspire innovative scientific thinking among students. Individuals aged 13 to 18 from countries worldwide are encouraged to produce and present original videos that explain a theory or concept related to life sciences, physics, or mathematics. The video entries will be evaluated based on the student’s capacity to convey complex scientific concepts in a captivating, enlightening, and imaginative way.

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation organizes the Challenge, which was established by Julia and Yuri Milner as part of their Giving Pledge to promote science and scientific ideas communication.

You can make a short video (maximum two minutes) to explain a big idea in Physics, Mathematics, or Life Sciences for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge. Your video can be in any format like animation, documentary, or talking head. Use diagrams, simulations, and physical demonstrations instead of just talking in front of a blackboard because video is a more exciting visual medium.


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


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

  • 13 or older by 12:01 AM PDT (West Coast USA) on April 1, 2023.
  • Not older than 18 (not yet 19) as of 11:59 PM PDT (West Coast USA) on October 1, 2023.
  • They welcome submissions in English from anyone of those ages, including homeschooled students, students with disabilities, and students from all over the world.

Find out more and apply at the official link below:


Apply before 25th June, 2023