GENIUS Olympiad is committed to following best practices related to COVID-19. Although our team was hopeful that newly developed vaccines would allow for an in-person event for 2021, we realize that the delayed vaccination roll-out and continued travel and gathering restrictions would have made an in-person GENIUS Olympiad an extremely limited event. We are pleased to announce that GENIUS Olympiad will not be cancelled but will be held virtually this year! However, GENIUS Robotics competition will not be held in 2021 due to the limitations of virtual environment.
The project application process, project rules, and project expectations will not change. Students that advance to become finalists will be asked to record their presentations, upload them to YouTube, and share the link with the GENIUS Olympiad team when registering to participate.
February 15, 2021: New Applications for GENIUS Olympiad 2021 starts. Finalists from GENIUS 2020 can start participant and presentation registration.
April 15, 2021: Application DEADLINE for ALL project applications. $50 application fee per project is required.
May 5, 2021: Announcement of Finalists (please check our website) and Start of Participant and Presentation Registration
May 15, 2021: Participant and Presentation Registration DEADLINE for all presenting students. $20 per registration fee is required for each registered student. Finalists from GENIUS 2020 must also complete participant and presentation registration by this deadline.
June 12, 2021: Award Ceremony Streamed on GENIUS Olympiad YouTube Channel starting at 10.30 US EST. (New York Time)
Although students will not interact directly with judges, we will keep the same high standards for project review and judging in the selection of finalists and awards. At least six judges will review each project with projects awarded gold, silver, bronze and honors awards based on the judges' scores.
The GENIUS Olympiad Awards Ceremony will be streamed on You Tube Live with additional activities and announcements!
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.