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 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 1 - March 1  

    US EST 11:59 PM 

    $50 application fee per project.

    For US/EU fairs, deadline is April 15.

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  • Finalists Announced

    March 27

  • Participant Registration

    April 10 - May 1

    $230 participation fee per participant 

    For US/EU fairs, 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.

  • Arrival

    June 7

    For information and questions contact us at [email protected]

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


Int. Fair, Niagara Falls, Open House


Finalists & Awards


Judges, Sponsors, Host

Applicant Countries


The number of applicant countries for GENIUS Olympiad 2020 is .