Thousands of students from over 100 countries join the 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Applications now closed; Peer-to-Peer Review process open until Sunday October 16

Phase 1 of the 2016 Breakthrough Junior Challenge is complete: thousands of students from over a hundred countries have submitted applications and videos about big ideas in physics, the life sciences and mathematics.

Today marked the beginning of Phase 2 – the Peer-to-Peer Review. Participants in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge don’t just compete, they collaborate in the judging process, by scoring each other’s submissions. To have a chance of progressing in the competition, they must complete at least 5 reviews of their fellow contestants’ submissions (after that, they can score as many more as they want).

Once the final scores are tallied using a special mathematical formula that ensures fair treatment for all participants, around 75 of the top-scoring submissions will progress to Phase 3 – the Evaluation Panel Review.

The deadline for completing at least 5 reviews is Sunday, October 16 at 11.59pm PT (West Coast USA).

An online tutorial guiding participants through the Peer-to-Peer Review process is available here.