Thank you for applying to GENIUS Olympiad. GENIUS Olympiad will host around 726 projects presented in person by around 1100 students in 2023.
- You may check your project's finalist status either from APPLICATION SYSTEM , or from the finalist list posted below.
- We should note that the quality of the projects submitted has been increased significantly compared to previous years and we are very proud of all applicants for their work and effort. We also kept our acceptance rate the same as previuos years. Projects are reviewed out of 5 points by multiple reviewers and projects scored 3.5 and higher selected as finalist.
- Please note that it is our policy not to send individual responses to those who are not selected as finalists. We are sorry about this, but our finalists will need a great deal of support at this time, and we do not have the staff to provide feedback on individual projects and their results.
- For more information abot RIT scholarship for GENIUS Finalists and other RIT information, please visit RIT GENIUS Scholarship
GENIUS 2023 Facts:
- 1453 projects were submitted, 726 projects were accepted (49.9% acceptance rate)
- The number of projects submitted from the United States was 467 (32% of submitted projects)
- The country where the most number of projects were submitted: South Korea with 301 projects, Ukraine with 60 projects, Turkey with 44, China with 42 projects, Indonesia with 36 projects, and Angola with 32 projects.
- The number of countries where the projects were submitted: 63
- The number of US States where the projects were submitted: 31
- The number of accepted Science projects: 349 out of 672 submissions (52% acceptance rate)
- The number of accepted Art projects: 168 out of 328 submissions (51% acceptance rate)
- The number of accepted Short Film projects: 32 out of 66 submissions (49% acceptance rate)
- The number of accepted Creative Writing projects: 83 out of 203 submissions (41% acceptance rate)
- The number of accepted Robotics projects: 33 out of 37 submissions (89% acceptance rate)
- The number of accepted Music projects: 9 out of 19 submissions (47% acceptance rate)
- The number of accepted Business projects: 52 out of 128 submissions (41% acceptance rate)
WHAT IS NEXT? PLEASE FOLLOW THE STEPS!
ALL FINALISTS MUST LOGIN TO THE APPLICATION SYSTEM
TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:
- REQUIRED: Click on Participant Tab, and Add or Confirm all participants who will attend the event, including teachers, parents, siblings, even if they stay in a hotel. Supervisor information can be different from what was submitted during the application process.
- REQUIRED: Pay the listed participation fee in order to complete your registration. Please see the rules for fees.
- International applicants: All information must be entered correctly. Visa letters are created in the system to the whole group once all participants are entered and paid for. You will request B1 visas. You MUST make the participation fee payment in order to receive a visa letter. Invitation letters will be available within the application system to print once the whole group is approved and participation payments were made.
- REQUIRED: Fill out the travel information when you have purchased your tickets.
- OPTIONAL: Fill out the Trip information (optional) if you would like to attend one of the Boston/NYC/DC trips. We have a bus service from JFK Airport: One-way bus services from JFK airport (NY) to RIT University for those who will attend one of our trips.
- OPTIONAL: Click on the "PERFORMANCE" tab in the application system and provide your performance's video YouTube link. This is for award ceremony performance. More guideline is provided in the system.
All participants will receive a GENIUS Participant Certificate for their ambition and participation. Four tiers of awards and gifts will be given according to the student’s total score within their category:
- Top Grand Gold Award: To the top one project in each category: A Grand Certificate, a gold medal, and an award will be given.
- Gold Medal: To top 10 % of the participants: A Gold Certificate and a gold medal.
- Silver Medal: To top 90-70% of the participants: A Silver Certificate and a silver medal.
- Bronze Medal: To top 70-50% of the participants. A Bronze Certificate and a bronze medal.
- Honorable Mention: To top 50-20% of the participants. A certificate will be given to all Honorable Mention winners.
Electronic gifts will be given as an award at different levels. Students have to pick up their awards during the ceremony. GENIUS Olympiad will NOT ship any awards. Each student can present only one project and may receive only one award. Awards are given only those who attend the event because the presentation is also part of the judging.
GENIUS Supervisor Award: The supervisor which consistently participates in GENIUS Olympiad with multiple HIGH-Quality projects over the years.
GENIUS Most Applicant School Award: The school which submits the most number of projects in this year
GENIUS Most Successful School Award: The school which has the most number of SUCESSFULL (based on awards received) of projects in this year
IJHSR Article Publication: All grand gold, silver, and bronze winners in the science category should submit their research to International Journal of High School Research to get it peer-reviewed and published. For more information to submit: IJHighschoolResearch.org
RIT University Acceptance: Among those who are interviewed on campus, RIT University will provide conditional acceptance letters at the award ceremony.
GENIUS RIT Scholarships: All International participants of previous and future GENIUS Olympiads will receive the following scholarships for the following award levels: For more information visit RIT GENIUS Scholarship
- Gold Medal $20,000 renewable scholarship
- Silver Medal $18,000 renewable scholarship
- Bronze Medal $15,000 renewable scholarship
- Honorable Mention $14,000 renewable scholarship
- Participant $12,000 renewable scholarship
- Finalist $10,000 renewable scholarship
All scholarships are renewable and contingent on the participant being admitted to RIT through the
admissions process. Students are eligible only for one level of the scholarship award. Please note that this program is only eligible to international students. RIT has
several existing merit scholarship programs for domestic students. You can learn more at
RIT financial aid.
All GENIUS Olympiad students who are interested in to apply for studying at RIT should contact Paul Keller
at [email protected] with questions. RIT is honored to be partnered with Genius Olympiad and its talented students.
You may print the RIT Scholarship letter to include with your application to RIT and highlight the level that you are eligible for scholarship.
Thanks to all of our participants in GENIUS Olympiad.
All participants were selected and deserved recognition. We hope that all students and supervisors went back home with something learned or experienced at GENIUS Olympiad to have a life long impact.
For more information abot RIT scholarship for GENIUS Finalists and other RIT information, please visit RIT GENIUS Scholarship
We are proud to announce that we have managed to host 821 projects and 960 students through our virtual fair. 599 projects have been awarded to medals or certificates based on our award distribution policy under "Awards" tab.
- Around 20% of each category should not receive any Medal/Certificate, therefore their name is NOT included in the awardee list.
- Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals and their certificates will be sent to the account holder's registered address in our application system under "Schools" tab. PLEASE MAKE SURE THE REGISTERED ADDRESS IS ACCURATE BY JUNE 24th. The medals and certificates will be mailed after July 1st. GENIUS Olympiad is not responsible for lost or returned items due to incorrect address information.
- Please note that it is our policy not to send individual responses to those who are not received any awards. All judging session information is confidential and any detail information will not be provided.
We should note that the quality of the projects submitted has been increased significantly compared to previous years and we are very proud of all applicants for their work and effort. Projects are judged by 5-10 judges depending on the project discipline. Awardee list is created based on the average score of all judgings for each project.
- Participation certificates is available to download from our application system under "Participants" tab.
All grand, gold, silver, and bronze winners in the science category should submit their research to International Journal of High School Research to get it peer-reviewed and published. For more information to submit: IJHighschoolResearch.org
GENIUS 2022 AWARDEES