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 science leaders from across the world. This Evaluation Panel will review the 75 top-scoring videos from the Peer-to-Peer Review process. Each of these videos will receive at least an additional 5 reviews from members of the Evaluation Panel.

Popular Vote

The Popular Vote invites the world to participate in the judging process for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge. The Junior Challenger who wins the Popular Vote will skip the Selection Committee phase of judging and go straight to the final round - where the winner of the Breakthrough Junior Challenge is selected! To learn more, visit the Popular Vote page.

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.