Calling All Young Scientists: Enter the Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Calling all budding scientists, mathematicians, and filmmakers around the world!

The Breakthrough Prize and Khan Academy are joining forces to launch the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an annual, global competition for high school science and math students to inspire creative thinking about fundamental concepts in the natural sciences and mathematics.

Submit a video (max 10 minutes) that explains a challenging and important concept or theory in mathematics, life sciences, or physics and you could win a $250,000 scholarship – with $50,000 for your teacher, and a state-of-the-art $100,000 Breakthrough Science Lab for your school.

The winner will also be invited to the televised red carpet 2016 Breakthrough Prize ceremony where the prize will be awarded, and they can meet today’s superstars of science in Silicon Valley and Hollywood.

The deadline for submissions is October 7, 2015. Register today at, where you can find all the details.

The winning student and his or her teacher will be announced during the live Breakthrough Prize broadcast Sunday, November 8 at 7pm PT/10pm ET on National Geographic Channel.


  1. Ulyses Osuna
    Grandview Washington
    October 6, 2015, 9:18 pm

    I’ve seen a couple submissions so far and they seem great. Some people really know how to edit their video . I’m hoping I make it to the final 75 so I can get the judges to grade my video. If you want to evaluate it I put the link