GENIUS Olympiad
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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 the 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 a 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 public to action on   environmental problems and solutions using persuasive 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 understanding 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 ideas from the participants.

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Application Process

  • Submit Application

    December 15 - March 21  

    $50 application fee per project.

    For US/EU fairs, deadline is April 15.

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  • Finalist Announced

    March 27

  • Participant Registration

    March 27 - May 1

    $230 participation fee per participant 

    For US/EU fairs, deadline is May 15.

  • Request Visa Letters

    March 27 - May 1

    Payment must be made before visa letters can be requested.

  • Trip & Travel Registration

    March 27 - May 1

    NYC, DC , Boston, SixFlags trips for a fee

    Enter travel information for the team.

  • Arrival

    June 15

    For information and questions contact us at [email protected]

GENIUS Optional Trips

DC & NY Trips

3 Nights or 4 Nights 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 at 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


Int. Fair, Niagara Falls, Open House


Finalists & Awards


Judges & Sponsors

Applicant Countries


The current number of applicant countries for GENIUS Olympiad 2019 is .