Google has announced a partnership with CERN, the LEGO Group, National Geographic and Scientific American to introduce a global online science competition for students aged between 13 and 18 called the Google Science Fair.
The competition requires online registration and then the budding scientists will need to create a project as a Google Site. Registration is open until the 4th of April at which point Google will begun judging with a view to announcing the semi-finalists in early May.
All of the semi-finalist projects will be posted on an online gallery where the Internet giant will then allow the public to vote for a "people’s choice" winner. 15 of the semi-finalists will be invited to bring their projects to Google HQ in California on the 11th of July in order to compete in the final.
"World-renowned science judges" will then apparently select a winner in each age category as well as a grand-prize winner.
"So if you think you’re the next Albert Einstein, Marie Curie—or Larry Page or Sergey Brin—sign up today for the Google Science Fair. Prove once again how science can change the world!", Google said.
Prizes included a National Geographic Expedition trip to the Galapagos Islands and $50,000 scholarship to be used for further education. Further information is at the Google Science Fair site.
Google explained the Google Science Fair in this YouTube video: