It's your turn to change the world. That's the theme of the 2013 Google Science Fair! Teens ages 13-18 are encouraged to enter as individuals or in teams of 2 or 3 people. Entries rewuire a Google accoutn and a parental permission, and the deadline will be April 30, 2013.
Entry and Judging
Entrants register their project with Google, and a Google Site is automatically created to document the project. Entrants don't need to know any coding for site production, they just have to fill in the blanks, and have the drive to follow through on an idea! Three winners will be selected by age range - 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, with the Grand prize winner chosen from one of those three.
Winners and finalists of the Google Science Fair will receive a variety of life changing prizes, ranging from a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, to a $50,000 Google scholarship, to hands-on experiences at LEGO, CERN or GOOGLE, prizes from each partner, and much more.
- Science in Action, sponsored by Scientific American, awards $50,000 to a project that makes a practical difference by addressing an environmental, health or resources challenge.
- The Inspired Idea Award will be decided by the voting public and will be given to a project with the greatest potential to change the world. Voting will take place from August 1-30 2013.
- The "Celebrate the School" prize honors the contributions of our winner's school with a cash grant and other prizes.
There are tons of reasons to enter, but for those who do end up in the top tier, the prizes are pretty outstanding! Encourage your children to put on their thinking cap and start asking questions. The path they'll find themselves on will not only lead to discoveries about the world around them, but also about themselves! Who knows, it may even change the path of their lives and the world they live in!