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Do your students have what it takes to be America’s Top Young Scientist? Or are you going to be the DEN's Science Teacher of the Year? We're looking for a few great students and teachers to inspire us with their enthusiasm for science, so show us what you've got! Create a short (1-2 min.) video about one of this year's scientific topics and YOU could win a trip to Washington, DC to compete in the YSC finals.

It's far easier to enter than you might think, and ten lucky finalists will win an all-expenses paid trip to DC for the finals!

There is also a teacher component for the first time this year. Beginning March 1, science teachers who are members of the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) are invited to enter. Becoming a member of the DEN is easy. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes. In late summer 2008, judges will select the five teachers who will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, for the competition finals. Teacher finalists will compete in a series of individual and team challenges in front of a live audience. At the end of the competition, judges will award the top teacher a special prize, and the title of "DEN's Science Teacher of the Year".

Student Prizes

At the semifinalist stage, students receive:
Certificate of recognition
Plaque for student's middle school
Plaque for student's teacher

At the finalist stage, students receive:
An all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, for finalist and ONE parent/guardian
Special Young Scientist Challenge apparel
Opportunity to appear on television
The Young Scientist Challenge medal

At the winner stage, students receive:
1st place: $50,000 U.S. Savings Bond
2nd place–10th place: $1,000
Opportunity to win additional prizes and trips from sponsors and partners

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