2021 ClimateScience Olympiad
Find solutions to Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs ). $10,000 prize pool.
The tournament stages
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Register until 1st Aug 2021.
Compete in teams of 2 ( recommended ) or on your own. Teams can apply together. Individual applicants are, if they wish for it, matched up with a teammate by us.
In a qualifier, you choose one of three problem statements to respond to. To help you prepare, you are told the topics 10 days before the event, but the exact problem statement is only revealed at the start of the actual qualifier event.
Then you have 3 hours to research ( with internet connection ) and write essay responses to questions related to the problem statement. ClimateScience will score each team’s solution. All participants will receive a certificate and top participants a special honour.
There are over 500 qualifiers in 2021.
2. Semi Finals
The top 5% of all qualifier participants advance to the global semi finals. Semi finals are held online.
Semi finalists, are invited to a community education program that helps them prepare for the semi final ( and final ). Learn more in the FAQs.
3. The Final
If you make it to the final, you have essentially won already. Why?
Depending on the COVID-19 situation in Nov 2021, the final will be conducted in-person in Glasgow, UK or online. If in-person, finalists will also be invited to the United Nations Climate Summit ( COP26 ) in Glasgow, UK.
On top of that, the top 3 teams split the prize pool of $10,000 ( USD ) with $5,000 for 1st place, $3,000 for 2nd, and $2,000 for 3rd.
Walk-through for participants
Qualifiers in schools & unis
After your qualifier
The final judges
Qualifiers and semi-finals are judged by our internal team.
Climate Science Ltd
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Chief Executive: Eric Steinberger
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