The Flame Challenge


Congratulations to our 2013 Flame Challenge Winners!


Winner: Written Category
Nick Williams
Livermore, California

Winner: Visual Category
Steve Maguire
Ontario, Canada

Click to see the winning entries and finalists in each category!

This Year

Hundreds of scientists tackled this year’s question, “What is time?” and thousands of 11-year-olds from around the world reviewed and critiqued their entries. Enjoy the live-stream of the World Science Festival awards ceremony, hosted by Alan Alda, meet the winners and hear a little bit about what influenced their entries.

What should next year’s Flame Challenge question be?

If you are a 9 to 12 year-old and have always wanted to know the answer to a burning question about science, click here (kids only!). Your question might be picked for next year’s Flame Challenge!

In the fall, judging schools will be contacted to vote on the 2014 Flame Challenge question. Kids, if your teacher has not yet registered for your class to participate as a judging class, click here.