National Contest of Young Scientists

Since 2011, research and creative work have been compulsory in both Estonian basic and upper secondary schools. All students will encounter it at least twice during their time in school, mainly under the supervision of teachers but also scientists and other specialists.
The National Contest of Young Scientists aims to motivate and encourage young people to conduct meaningful and high-quality research before pursuing higher education. The contest gives an excellent opportunity to challenge oneself, gain new knowledge and skills, and to
meet others with similar interests from the same age group from all over Estonia, Europe, and other parts of the world.
In addition to Monetary Prizes and a significant number of Special Awards provided by different ministries, companies, and other establishments, the best projects will also have the opportunity to participate in several international science events, to represent Estonia at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists and the world’s largest international science fair Regeneron ISEF in the United States. International contests often open up new and even more thrilling opportunities for young people to enter the world of science.
The final judging round of the Contest and Award Ceremony are the main events of the Young Scientists’ Festival.
The contest has been held since 2002 in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Research.