Google Global Science Fair 2011

Google Global Science Fair 2011

Google is looking for the brightest, best young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today.


Participation in this Competition is open to individuals who are full-time students between the ages 13 – 18 and enrolled in a private or public school. Home schooled students between the ages of 13 – 18 are also eligible. An eligible minor must have his/her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to enter this Competition. Sponsor reserves the right to verify an individual’s eligibility to participate in the Competition.

Open Call For Letters

STARTS at 12:00:01 AM ET on Dates Noted January 11, 2011

ENDS at 11:59:59 PM ET on Dates Noted April 4, 2011

Entrants can submit Projects in any one of the following categories:

1. Computer Science & Math
2. Earth & Environmental Sciences
3. Behavioral & Social Sciences
4. Flora & Fauna
5. Energy & Space
6. Inventions & Innovation
7. Physics
8. Biology
9. Chemistry
10. Food Science
11. Electricity & Electronics

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There will be 3 finalist winners, one in each age category 13-14, 15-16, 17-18. One of of the 3 finalist winners will be selected as the Grand Prize winner.

The Grand Prize

A National Geographic Expedition

The Grand PrizeThe Grand Prize winner(s) plus one parent or guardian per winner will win an amazing 10 day trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions. Traveling aboard the National Geographic Endeavour the winner(s) will visit Darwin's living laboratory and experience up-close encounters with unique species such as flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, and domed giant tortoises.

Google will cover the cost of Economy Class flights to the Galapagos from the winner’s home. The prize is valid for one year from 11 July 2011 and must be booked directly via National Geographic expeditions. The prize does not included items of a personal nature such as internet usage, laundry or spa services. Bookings are subject to availability.

A Scholarship from Google

A $50,000 scholarship, split equally between team members should a team win this prize. This scholarship is intended to be used towards the finalists’ further education.

A Once in a Lifetime Experience

The Grand Prize winner will have first choice of an experience at one of the following partner organizations:

CERN, Google, the LEGO Group, or Scientific American

A Personalised LEGO Prize

A personal LEGO color mosaic (one for each team member, to build her/himself) and 1 personal, exclusive LEGO box - specially made for the occasion

A package from Scientific American

Digital Access to Scientific American Archives for your school
Digital access for the finalists' schools for a year. This prize is valid up to 12 months from winning the prize on 11 July 2011.

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