GENIUS Olympiad
"Where creativity is celebrated."
Celebrating 10 years
GENIUS 2022 applications will start on January 15.MORE INFO
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 science and engineering.

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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 on environment.

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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 heart strings 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, environmental policies and welcomes new ideas from participants.

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Application Process

  • Submit Application

    January 15 - March 1  

    US EST 11:59 PM 

    $50 application fee per project.

     Deadline for US/EU fairs is April 15.

    Apply Now

  • Finalists Announced

    March 27

    Check full list of finalists

    GENIUS finalist status can be checked in the application system

  • Participant Registration

     Deadline: May 1

    $230 participation fee per participant 

    Deadline for US/EU students is May 10.

  • Request Visa Letters

    March 27 - May 1

    Payment must be made before visa letters can be requested.

  • Trip & Travel Registration

    March 27 - May 10

    NYC, DC , Boston, SixFlags trips 

    Enter travel information for the team.

  • Arrival

    June 6

    Make sure to read Finalist Guide, and send us an email for questions.  Award Ceremony on June 10, 1.30pm EST

GENIUS Optional Trips

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


Inter. Fair, Niagara Falls


Finalists & Awards


Judges, Sponsors, Host

Applicant Countries


The number of applicant countries for GENIUS Olympiad 2020 is .