How to join Google Science Fair 2011

Google asks: “Are you a student who loves science? Do you have a good idea for an experiment that you’d like to share with the world?” If yes, then read this. The search and softwares giant on Tuesday launched the first global online science competition: the “Google Science Fair.”

Google Science Fair 2011In partnership with CERN, The LEGO Group, National Geographic and Scientific American, Google holds this contest to discover young scientific talents worldwide. This web-based science fair is open to students around the world who are between the ages of 13-18, and who would only need access to a computer, the Internet and a web browser to enter.

“You may have participated in local or regional science fairs where you had to be in the same physical space to compete with kids in your area. Now any student with an idea can participate from anywhere, and share their idea with the world. You build and submit your project—either by yourself or in a team of up to three—entirely online,” Google posted on its official blog.

How to join Google Science Fair 2011

To enter, register online and create your project as a Google Site. Registration is open through April 4, 2011. Please note: you must get parental or guardian consent in order to compete. You can check out the complete rules here. After April 4, Google will begin judging and will announce the semi-finalists in early May.

The semi-finalist projects will be posted on the online gallery, where the public will be encouraged to vote for a “people’s choice” winner. From the list of semi-finalists, Google will select 15 finalists to bring their projects to its headquarters on July 11 to compete in the final, live event, where world-renowned science judges will select a winner in each age category, as well as a grand-prize winner.

Interested students may sign-up on this page.