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A global competition for video creativity in math and science

The global Breakthrough Prize “Junior Challenge” competition invites 13 to 18 year olds to submit original science videos until October 10, 2016.

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The global Breakthrough Prize “Junior Challenge” competition invites 13 to 18 year olds to submit original science videos until October 10, 2016.

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation launched in early September 2016 the 2e edition of its annual junior challenge. Do you have students who are particularly gifted in math or science? The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is a global competition that aims to encourage the creative imagination on fundamental concepts in the science of life, physics and mathematics. A sort of video science fair! It is notably supported by the famous Khan Academy and funded, among others, by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The " Breakthrough Junior Challenge aims to encourage the next generation of scientists and leaders to help us visualize scientific principles in innovative and new ways, ”says Dr. Priscilla Chan, one of the organizers. “As we learned last year, the unique perspectives and new ideas of these students can teach us about the importance of complex scientific principles in our daily lives. "

See the launch video Breakthrough Junior Challenge.

And the website: www.breakthroughjuniorchallenge.org

 

how to participate to the contest?

To participate, young people aged 13 and 18 are invited to produce original videos of a maximum duration of 5 minutes. They should illustrate a concept or theory of the science of life, physics and mathematics. Submissions will be judged on the students' ability to explain complex scientific ideas in the most stimulating, illustrative and creative way. The deadline for submission is October 10, 2016. You must first register to participate in www.breakthroughjuniorchallenge.org.

 

Prizes for the winner, his teacher and his school!

A laureate will receive a scholarship worth 250,000 $. Also, the science teacher who inspired the winner will win 50,000 $. Finally, the winner's school will also receive a state-of-the-art scientific laboratory, worth 100,000 $.

 

Watch the winning video of last year's contest

Last year's winning submission was won by Ryan Chester, 18, of North Royalton High School in Ohio, USA. The video was titled "Here are some interesting ways to understand special theory of relativity and what it means over time" (Some Cool Ways to Understand the Special Theory of Relativity and What It Means About Time). She explores Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity. She was recognized by the jury for her ingenuity, clarity and creativity. The video gained worldwide appeal and received nearly four million views online.

 

Source: press release

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General manager of École branchée, Audrey holds a graduate degree in educational technologies and a bachelor's degree in public communication. Member of the Order of Excellence in Education of Quebec, she is particularly interested in the professional development of teachers, information in the digital age and media education, while actively creating bridges between the actors of the educational ecosystem since 1999. She is involved these days in particular in Edteq Association and as a member of the ACELF Communications Committee. When she has free time, she is passionate about her children, his rabbits, horses, good wine and... Web programming!

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