Judging Process

Peer-to-Peer Review

Once you’ve registered and submitted your application, making sure it’s complete and valid, you’ll be requested to participate in the to Peer-to-Peer Review process. In order to qualify for the Challenge, you must review and score at least 5 videos submitted by other contestants. After that, you may also be asked to review and score additional videos as well.

Evaluation Panel Review

The Evaluation Panel is composed of top-class scholars and teachers in the relevant fields from the Khan Academy. This Evaluation Panel will review the top 75 scoring videos from the Peer-to-Peer Review process. Each of these videos will receive an additional 5 reviews from members of the Evaluation Panel.

Popular Vote Challenge

The top group of videos, as decided by the Evaluation Panel, will be named Semi-Finalists, and their videos will be posted on our website and our Breakthrough Prize Facebook page on October 31, 2016. There will be a 10-day period of open voting for these videos on our Breakthrough Prize Facebook page. All Challenge participants and friends of the Breakthrough Junior Challenge will be invited to “like” their favorite video. The submission with the largest number of “likes”, as of November 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM PDT (West Coast USA), will automatically be placed in the Finalist round of judging.

Selection Committee Review

Lastly, a Selection Committee will review and score the top group of Semi-Finalists as determined by the Evaluation Panel and select the group of Finalists. The winner of the Popular Vote Challenge will be added to this Finalist group for the final review and selection of the Breakthrough Junior Challenge prize winner.