Dear Fair Directors and Students,
Ensuring the health and wellbeing of GENIUS Olympiad attendees is of utmost importance to us. Considering the current, unparalleled travel restrictions, embassy closures, limitations to gatherings, and New York State’s position as epicenter of COVID-19 in the US, GENIUS Olympiad believes the best decision is to cancel this year’s program. As COVID-19 recovery and after effects are still largely unknown, we are concerned that we would not be able to provide the best experience for this year’s participants.
During this unprecedented global challenge, we are disappointed for each highly qualified finalist who anticipated participating in GENIUS Olympiad alongside finalists from around the world. We also recognize the extensive groundwork already completed by many people dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for GENIUS Olympiad 2020 attendees.
The decision for GENIUS Olympiad to cancel its 2020 fair, instead of postponement or virtual judging, was made with much thought and consideration. We know many regional fairs in the US and around the world were not held, impacting a significant number of potential participants. Additionally, we believe GENIUS Olympiad is a fair that offers meaningful cultural and personal enrichment with the exchange of ideas, experiences and friendships that can only be represented through an on-site GENIUS Olympiad.
We want to recognize and celebrate students selected as finalists and now consider them as finalists for GENIUS Olympiad 2021! In addition to what we announced previously, we are also announcing several other opportunities for you and your students to consider:
We are also happy to announce that GENIUS 2021 will be held on June 7-12, 2021 with RIT University as the host.
We look forward to healthier and happier times and to GENIUS Olympiad 2021. GENIUS Olympiad Team
Be a GENIUS Olympiad partner in your country: GENIUS Olympiad is looking to allow organizations to hold country-based Genius Olympiad fairs in their own country or region. Interested parties will take part in a franchise agreement with Terra Science and Education. If your organization is interested, please fill out this interest form as the first step in initiating communication about a partner fair. Click here for the application form.
Terra Science and Education is the sponsor and owner of the Genius Olympiad. Terra Science and Education is looking to allow organizations to hold regional Genius Olympiad fairs in their own country or region. Interested parties will take part in a franchise agreement with Terra Science and Education.
The Franchisor grants the right to others (including potentially your organization) to develop and operate a Genius Olympiad Fair, under the Marks and pursuant Licensed Methods which are contained in a franchise agreement we will share with your organization.
Please fill out this form if you are interested in holding a GENIUS Olympiad in your own country or region, in the future. Please fill out this form if you want to discuss the possibilities with us.