Young Scientists is the largest science competition in Denmark. It is a contest for children and youths in primary school and high school with a passion for science and technology.
The competition has two main tracks: junior (primary school) and senior (high school). In both tracks, the participants have to send in a project based on a topic, they have chosen themselves in the categories Life Science, Physical Science or Technology, which together cover the entire science field. The participants can compete individually or in groups of up to three people.
The participants send in a project with a problem they have elected themselves within the science field. The project can be part of the teaching at school, or it can be an independent project outside the framework of school, and it is send in to the competition as a project report.
The project is judged by Young Scientists' jury, who estimate the level of innovation and creativity, the scientific method and communication and perspectives on the content of the project. Through professional feedback leading up to the competitions semi-finals and finale, the jury recognizes and challenges the work of the participants, and at the finale, the top 25 per cent of the projects is awarded with prizes.
Furthermore, every pupil at primary school can participate in My wildest Idea - a drawing contest, which is very popular with the youngest school children.
Young Scientists always have a number of international participants, but we only accept projects from international participants, who already have an agreement with Young Scientists.
In 2019, the Young Scientists competition is held for to 31st time. Once again, there are prizes for more than 300.000 DKK, special prizes from sponsors and participation at international science contests like Intel ISEF and EUCYS at stake.
Young Scientists is an opportunity to dive in to a specific subject, gain unique experiences, make the world a better place - and perhaps even win one of the big prizes!