“We’re looking for ideas that will change the world,” Google tells students between ages 13 and 18.
Google Science fair 2013 is a skill contest competition open to students ages 13-18 from around the world. The promotion will be comprised of an open entry submission phase, judging phase and then culminating in a final event to select the winners to be filled love at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA on Sept 23, 2013.
Google is back the third time with its annual Google Science Fair 2013 – a global online science competition starting Jan 30. CERN, the LEGO Group, National Geographic, and Scientific American are backing the event this year.
Students can compete individually or in teams of two, or three in the Google Science Fair 2013.
There are several prizes to pocket in various age groups and categories such as Science in Action Prize, Celebrate the School Prize and Inspired Idea Prize. A panel of 15 judges will select the winners in each age category (13-14, 15-16, 17-18), out of which one will take the grand prize home.
The grand prize includes $50,000 scholarship to support further education and a fully paid 10-day trip with one parent or guardian to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions.
The rewards don’t end here! The ultimate winner can choose to get hands-on experience at LEGO, CERN or Google and her/his school will get access to digital archives of Scientific American for one year. Plus, Scientific American will award a separate $50,000 prize to the project that makes a practical difference by handling issues pertaining environment, health, or resources.
Submissions can be made in 13 languages by April 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. The competition will taper down to 30 finalists each from the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe/Middle East/Africa. The top 15 finalists will then fly to Google headquarters at Mountain View, California for the final event on Sept 23.
- Competition is open to individuals born between 31 January 1994 an d 30 April 2000 (inclusive). No entrant can sign up for the competition until they turn 13.
- If an entrant turns 19 during submission period they will not be disqualified.
- All entrants must have his/her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to enter this Competition. Sponsor reserves the right to verify an individual’s eligibility to participate in the Competition. See Section 16 for Country Specific Requirements.
The Competition is not open to residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Zimbabwe, and any other U.S. sanctioned country and is void where prohibited by law. Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives and their immediate family members (which means parents, spouses, children, siblings, in laws, grandparents and grandchildren and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or residents in the same household (whether legally related or not) of the Competition Entities and their respective parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, legal and financial advisors, any and all other companies associated with this Competition (including other institutions listed on the Competition Site who are involved in judging), are not eligible to enter or otherwise participate in this Competition.
How to apply:
- To enter the competition, create a free Google account. To register for a Google account, go to https://accounts.google.com/NewAccount and follow the instructions provided.
- Once you have a Google account, go to http://google.com/sciencefair and register.
- Complete requested information about yourself and your Project in the Registration section before creating your Project.
- Click here to get the complete details about Science fair.
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Official Google Science Fair 2013 website is https://www.googlesciencefair.com