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Young Scientist Video Contest

What: 3M/Discovery Education Young Scientist Challenge

Who: Students in grades 5 to 8

Prizes: Up to $25,000 and a trip to attend a taping of Discovery’s “Top Young Scientist”

Deadline: April 19, 2017

The Young Scientist Challenge invites students in grades 5 to 8 to create a 1-2 minute video describing a new, innovating solution to solve an everyday problem that directly impacts your family, community, or the global population. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills.

The top prize winner will receive $25,000 and a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend a taping of a Discovery show “Top Young Scientist.’ Ten finalists will receive $1,000 and a trip to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, to compete in the final competition.

Thousands of students nationwide have participated in the competition and past winners have gone on to do some amazing things, including speaking before Congress and pursuing academic careers in the sciences.

Check out these tips from students for creating great videos. Read some other reasons why students should get involved in this contest.

Start your entry today. Submissions are due April 19, 2017.



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