Breakthrough Junior Challenge 2024

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The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science. Students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit original videos (2:00 minutes in length maximum) that bring to life a concept or theory in the life sciences, physics or mathematics.

The Challenge is organized by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, and was founded by Julia and Yuri Milner as part of their Giving Pledge to support science and the communication of scientific ideas.


Individuals between the ages of 13 and 18 may participate.


You get it. You’ve grasped an important scientific theory, concept or principle. Now can you share your insight?

An inventive video can get across complex material that would take pages of text to communicate. To take part in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, create a short video (2:00 – two minutes max) to explain a big idea in one of these fields:
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Life Sciences
Your film can take any form you like: animation, talking head, documentary, dramatic reconstruction, whatever. It’s worth keeping in mind that video is a dynamic visual medium – using diagrams, simulations, physical demonstrations etc. is a lot more effective than standing in front of a blackboard talking.

  • Post-secondary scholarship: $250,000 (INR 2.8 Cr approx)
  • Prize for your teacher: $50,000 (INR 41 Lacs approx)
  • Breakthrough Science Lab: $100,000 (INR 83 Lacs approx)
How to Submit?

Interested students can submit online via this link.

Submission Deadline - June 25, 2024.
Official Notification - The Breakthrough Junior Challenge 2024.


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