1. Find out if you are eligible to participate

Read the rules first. Contestants must be between the ages of 13 and 19.

Your project can be in any subject area, for example science, mathematics, technology, literature or history.

2. Carry out a research project

Find your topic. Choose something you really wonder about or find a problem you wish to solve.

The choice of subject area and topic is up to you, but the research project must require the use of scientific method to find the answers to whatever it explores. Read more on how to carry out a research project.


3. Register as a participant

The registration deadline is 1 February each year. Please note that the registration deadline is only two weeks prior to the deadline for submitting your project report. Click here to register.

Your research topic or project title should be ready before you register. You may register multiple projects, but only one project per registration.


4. Submit a project report

  • The next deadline for submitting project reports is 15 February 2020.
  • The report is to be submitted by email to Young Researchers.

After the deadline the jury will begin assessing all the submitted projects.

5. Did you make it to the finals?

Participants with the best projects will be invited to compete in the national finals taking place over 2–3 days in Oslo. Finalists are to make a poster about their projects themselves and present the project orally to the jury and other spectators. The award ceremony will take place during the finals.

Participants can win cash prizes as well as unique opportunities to take part in international competitions and seminars.