The 2023 Breakthrough Junior Science Short Film Challenge
Participate in the global science video competition designed for high-school students, The 2023 Breakthrough Junior Science Short Film Challenge. Inspire the world with your two-minute video explaining a big idea in Physics, Mathematics, or Life Sciences.
- Deadline to Submit: June 25, 2023
- $250,000 Post-secondary scholarship
- $50,000 Prize for your teacher
- $100,000 Breakthrough Science Lab
- Competition Fields: Physics, Mathematics, Life Sciences
- Video Format: Animation, talking head, documentary, dramatic reconstruction, or any creative form
About the Challenge
The Breakthrough Junior Science Short Film Challenge is an annual competition founded in 2015 by Julia and Yuri Milner. It aims to showcase scientific knowledge and concepts through inventive videos that engage and educate viewers. The challenge encourages participants to present complex material in a dynamic visual medium, emphasizing the use of diagrams, simulations, and physical demonstrations.
Your video will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Engagement: Did the video capture the viewer's interest and maintain their attention?
- Illumination: Did the video clearly explain the subject matter, allowing the viewer to develop a genuine understanding?
- Creativity: Did the entrant approach the subject matter in an innovative and creative way?
- Difficulty: Does the video cover challenging subject matter typically taught at the high school level or beyond?
After submitting your application, you will participate in the Peer-to-Peer Review process. To qualify for the challenge, you must review and score at least five other videos submitted by contestants. This process allows you to learn from others and contribute to the judging process.
Evaluation Panel Review
The Evaluation Panel, consisting of renowned scholars and science leaders from around the world, will review the top-scoring videos from the Peer-to-Peer Review. Each video will receive additional reviews, ensuring a thorough evaluation.
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge includes a Popular Vote, where the world can participate in the judging process. The top-scoring video in the Popular Vote bypasses the Selection Committee phase and advances directly to the final round.
Selection Committee Review
A Selection Committee will review and score the top group of finalists determined by the Evaluation Panel. The winner(s) of the Popular Vote Challenge will also be considered for the final prize selection.
By participating in the Challenge, you not only compete but also play a vital role in the judging process, contributing to the celebration of scientific knowledge and innovation.
Register now and unleash your creativity in The 2023 Breakthrough Junior Science Short Film Challenge!