Google Science Competition worth $50,000 – Apply Now

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Google Science Competition – A good idea can come from anyone, anywhere.  we’d love for you to join us and share your best idea using science, technology, engineering, and math. It doesn’t matter if you use pen and paper or a full-scale lab; it’s all about the idea and the thinking behind it—no matter how big or small.


What should you do next?

Start thinking up ideas. Go solo or grab some friends to join and dive into all the guides and inspiration we’ve collected to help you along the way. Oh, and check out the prizes—there’s way more this year!

open to students within the age range of 13 – 18 years


Submissions open September 13th, 2018

Submissions close December 12th, 2018

State award winners announcedMarch 2019

Regional finalists announced April 2019

Global finalists announced May 2019


It’s easy to get started

You can go solo or grab some friends.




  1. Find a problem you’d like to solve.
  2. Think up ideas and select the best one.
  3. Explore your solution by testing it out.
  4. Share your results.


Want to know how judging works?

Here’s everything about the judging process and criteria.

What happens after I submit my project?

Our judging panel will be reviewing all submissions based on the judging criteria. The highest-scoring projects will be reviewed closely and our 100 Regional finalist projects will be chosen. Next, the judges will select 20 Global finalists projects from across the globe to travel to Mountain View, California where the category winners and Grand Prize winner will be announced.

Rules to keep in mind.

Check out the rules document before you begin your project. It’s short and painless. We promise.

View Rules


Now, let’s talk prizes.



  • Take home an educational scholarship.

    Grand Prize

  • $15,000 scholarship and travel to LEGO® in Billund, Denmark.


  • $15,000 scholarship and take an expedition to explore your world.

    Explorer Award

  • $15,000 scholarship and set sail with scientists across the world.

    Innovator Award

  • $15,000 scholarship and tour Virgin Galactic’s Facilities.

    Pioneer Award

  • $5,000 gift card from LEGO Education for educational products.

    Inspiring Educator

  • Travel to Google headquarters.

    Global Finalists

  • Score an Android tablet and other goodies.

    State Winners

  • Score a Chromebook and other goodies.

    Regional Winners




Submissions close December 12th, 2018

Global finalists announced May 2019



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