GENIUS Olympiad
"Where creativity is celebrated."
Celebrating 10 years
GENIUS 2020-2021 medalists are announced.MEDALISTs LIST
GENIUS 2020-2021 live award ceremony, June 12th 10:30 a.m.
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GENIUS Olympiad 

Let's build a better future together

GENIUS Olympiad is an international high school project competition about environmental issues. It is founded and organized by Terra Science and Education and hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology. GENIUS Olympiad will host projects in five general disciplines with an environmental focus.  

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr. Seuss, The Lorax 



GENIUS Science creates innovative solutions to environmental problems using scientific knowledge and methodologies.

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GENIUS Creative Writing calls the public to take action on environmental problems and solutions using writing.  

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GENIUS Business raises awareness of environmental values and social responsibility with novel green business plans. 

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GENIUS Robotics provides students an understanding at the role of engineering and research in environmental issues.

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GENIUS Art heightens the public concern for environmental problems and solutions through artistic expression.

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GENIUS Music motivates society to make positive change by pulling at the auditory heartstrings through performance.  

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Short Film

GENIUS Short Film promotes behavioral changes regarding environmental issues through the lens and action of cameras.

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GENIUS Olympiad plans to add new categories such as Drone, Installation Art and welcomes new ideas from participants.

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Application Process

  • Submit Application

    February 15 - April 15 

    US EST 11:59 PM 

    $50 application fee per project.

     Deadline for all projects is April 15.

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  • Finalists Announced

    May 5

    Check full list of finalists

    GENIUS 2020-2021 finalist status can be checked in the application system

  • Participant & Presentation Registration

     May 15

    $20 participation fee per participant 

    For all finalists, deadline is May 15.

  • Request Visa Letters

    April 10 - May 1

    Payment must be made before visa letters can be requested.

  • Trip & Travel Registration

    April 10 - May 1

    NYC, DC , Boston, SixFlags trips for a fee

    Enter travel information for the team.

  • Award Ceremony

    June 12, 10.30 am US EST

    Streamed at GENIUS Olympiad

GENIUS Optional Trips

Cancelled for 2021!

DC & NY Trips

3 Night or 4 Night Options: Spend 1 day in DC and 1 or 2 days in NYC.  

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6 Nights: After DC & NY trip, visit IVY colleges in NY and Boston for 3 days. 

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Six Flags & NY 

3 Nights: Spend 1 day in Six Flags Great Adventure and 1 day in NYC.

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Useful Links


Video, Poster and Logos


Finalist Guide and Rules


Yearly / Daily Event Schedule

Events (Cancelled)

Inter. Fair, Niagara Falls


Finalists & Awards


Judges, Sponsors, Host

Applicant Countries


The number of applicant countries for GENIUS Olympiad 2020 is .