BC Youth STEAM Contest

General Information

This contest is a multi-day contest set to happen from November 30th to December 10th. Teams will be formed with sizes between 2-4. Team members will be able to collaborate and conduct digital research to solve the problems in the contest. The aim is to promote interest in STEAM for high school students and help develop their collaboration and online research skills. Participants must be in high school to be eligible for this contest, and you can sign up for your team on the Sign Up page on the top right.

Partnership

The BC Youth STEAM contest is in partnership with the British Columbia Chemistry Olympiad (BCCO) society. 

Contest Content

The contest consists of 30 questions covering 10+ subjects in STEAM, some more than others. The difficulty can range from introductory-level questions to national-level, challenging questions for certain subjects. Participants will be able to dive deeply into questions through conducting collaborative problem-solving sessions with their respective teams alongside online research and potentially gain a passion in a specific STEAM area.

Prizes Distribution and Scoring

The scoring is determined by the number of tickets a team receives, and each question is assigned a number of tickets that can be earned based on its difficulty. The prize pool is $4000 dollars, and the top 5 teams will receive the major cash prizes of $1250, $750, $500, $350, and $200. Teams that land outside the top 5 will have their tickets entered in a raffle a $1000 pool of prizes. This means that the more tickets your team has, the more likely your team is to win a prize. However, teams can still win prizes with a few amounts of tickets.