An original independent science research competition. The BioGENEius Challenge is the most prestigious high school science competition in the world for original research in biotechnology.
When is it?: The 2022 Georgia BioGENEius Challenge will take place on Friday, March 31st, 2023 during the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair (GSEF). The GA BioGENEius judges selected 1 winner and 1 alternate for the competition.
The judging process will require your attendance at GSEF on Friday, March 31st, 2023 at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. We will be judging applicants in front of their posters ‘on the floor’ at GSEF, rather than the one-on-one presentations and questioning that occurred during the virtual competitions.
Winners are announced Saturday afternoon, April 1, at the GSEF Awards event.
What Do You Win?: The winner of the Georgia competition will receive a travel award to compete as a finalist in the International BioGENEius Challenges with students from around the country at the BIO International Convention in Boston, MA from June 5th to June 8th, 2023.
One (1) state finalist will be selected during the competition, and winner and alternate of the local BioGENEius Challenge will be notified the next day and announced in a press release. The winner of the Georgia competition will receive a travel award (hotel, airfare, petty cash) to compete as a finalist in the International BioGENEius Challenge with students from around the country at the BIO International Convention. You will have a chance to compete for cash prizes totaling $20,000.
To Apply: To complete an online application for the Georgia BioGENEius Challenge, please click here.
The deadline to apply for the 2023 Georgia BioGENEius Challenge is Friday, March 24, 2023.
2023 Georgia BioGENEius Challenge Contact:
Megan Heaphy, BioGENEius Contact, Georgia Bio, firstname.lastname@example.org, (404) 920-2042 (Please leave a voicemail at this office line and send an email.)
International BioGENEius Challenges Contact:
Quinta Jackson, Biotechnology Institute, email@example.com
COVID DISCLAIMER: The 2023 Georgia BioGENEius Challenge is subject to change to a virtual competition, depending on the COVID pandemic status. Masks may also be required in compliance with the most current guidelines at the time of the event. Competition organizers reserve the right to expand upon/change these guidelines.