GENIUS Olympiad
"Where creativity is celebrated."
Celebrating 10 years
GENIUS 2023: June 12-17 on RIT Campus, Rochester NY, USA.
GENIUS 2023 project applications and fair registrations started.APPLY NOW
GENIUS 2024 project application deadline has been extended to March 8.
GENIUS 2024 Awardees are announced.AWARdee LIST
GENIUS 2024 Finalists are announced.FINALIST LIST
GENIUS 2023 live award ceremony, June 16th 01:30 p.m.
Looking for partners to organize country-based GENIUS Olympiad.APPLY NOW
Make GENIUS Olympiad accessible for all students around the world.

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 global issues through the lens and action of cameras.

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GENIUS Coding allows students to use their coding skills and algorithmic knowledge to solve environmental issues.

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Application Process

  • Submit Application

    March 8  

     11:59 PM US EST 

    $50 application fee per project.

     Deadline for US/EU fairs is April 17.

    Apply Now

  • Finalists Announced

    Check full list of finalists

    GENIUS finalist status can be checked in the application system

  • Participant Registration

     Deadline: May 1

    $425 participation fee per participant

  • Request Visa Letters

    April 3 - May 1

    Payment must be made before visa letters can be requested within the application system.

  • Trip & Travel Registration

    April 3 - May 10

    NYC, DC , Boston, SixFlags trips 

    Enter travel information for the team.

  • GENIUS Finals

    June 10-14

    Make sure to read Finalist Guide, and send us an email for questions.
    awardee list

GENIUS Optional Trips

Cancelled for 2022

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. 

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DC & NY & Six Flags  

4 Nights: Spend 1 day in DC,  1 day in NYC and 1 Day in Great Adventure.

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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 .