The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced has launched its fourth annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge competition designed to inspire creative thinking about fundamental concepts in the life sciences, physics and mathematics.

Students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe are invited to create original videos (up to three minutes in length) that illustrate a concept or theory in the life sciences, physics or mathematics. The submissions will be judged on the students’ ability to communicate complex scientific ideas in the most engaging, illuminating and imaginative ways.

One winner will be recognized and awarded a $250,000 college scholarship. The science teacher who inspired the winning student will win $50,000. The winner’s school will also receive a state-of-the art science lab, designed by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and valued at $100,000.

The new Breakthrough Junior Challenge competition calendar can be found at A launch video with details on the Challenge can be found at All students must register at and submit complete entries by July 1, 2018.