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Prizes

Take a quick peek at the incredible prizes you could win if you enter the Young Scientist Challenge.

Grand Prize Winner

$25,000
Trip to destination such as Costa Rica
Title of “America’s Top Young Scientist”

Three Runner-Up Prizes

Trip to destination such as Costa Rica

Honorable Mention (total of 6 awarded)

"Excitations" for a $500 excursion

Top 10 Finalists

$1,000
Participation in a unique summer mentorship with a 3M scientist
A trip to the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, MN to compete in the Final Event
A chance to win amazing prize trips

State Merit Winners (up to 51 awarded)

3M Innovation Prize Packs

Access the full prize list in the 2015 Official Rules

"Caroline can’t wait to go on the Costa Rica trip with the Discovery group…She will also be keeping in touch with her mentor from 3M..." - Rob Boschetto, Parent

2013 Finalists

Wish this could be you?  All you need to do is tell us about an innovative solution related to this year’s topics (in a 1-2 minute video) and YOU could take home tons of fun prizes and memories to last a lifetime. 

Learn why you should enter the Young Scientist Challenge today!

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