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3M Young Scientist Challenge
The ultimate middle school science competition.
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Due May 7th, 2019 - Calling all curious minds and problem solvers! The Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries. Students in grades 5-8 are invited to submit a video describing a unique solution to an everyday problem.

The 3M Young Scientist Challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for grades 5-8. This one-of-a-kind video competition has sparked a sense of wonder and discovery in hundreds of thousands of students and enhanced science, innovation and communication across the United States.

The Young Scientist Challenge cultivates the next generation of problem-solvers and gives students the unique opportunity to work directly with 3M scientists.

Thousands of students nationwide have participated in the competition and winners have gone on to do some amazing things; including speaking in front of Congress, work with the nation's top scientists, and pursue academic careers in the sciences.

Entries should be between 1-2 minutes in length.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

Grand Prize
 - $25,000
 - One-of-a-kind 2 day/1-night destination trip
 - Title of “America’s Top Young Scientist”

Three Runner-Up Prizes
One-of-a-kind 2 day/1-night destination trip

Honorable Mention (total of 6 awarded)
"Excitations" for a $500 excursion

People's Choice
One-of-a-kind 2 day/1-night destination trip

Top 10 Finalists
 - $1,000
 - Participation in a unique summer mentorship with a 3M scientist
 - Trip to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, MN to compete in the Final Event
 - One-of-a-kind 2 day/1-night destination trip

State Merit Winners (up to 51 awarded)
3M Innovation Prize Packs

Eligibility
Open to all legal U.S. residents who are students enrolled in 5th through 8th grade at a public, private, parochial, or home school located in one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia.

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