Young Scientists contest - Jury

The Jury is composed of 15 jury members of international reputation, who carry out their duties as individuals and not as representatives of an institution or country. Members of the Jury are selected on the basis of scientific criteria, they are drawn from both academia and industry. They are appointed by the Commission, who will ensure an appropriate geographical and gender balance when constituting the jury. Normally, up to one third of the Members of the Jury are replaced each year.

The criteria used to assess projects shall be the following :

- originality and creativity in the identification of and the approach to the basic problem;
- skill, care and thoroughness in designing and carrying out the study;
- following through of the study from conception to conclusion;
- reasoning and clarity in the interpretation of the results;
- quality of written presentation and ability to discuss the project with the Jury Members.

In applying all these criteria allowance shall be made for the age, educational level of the contestants and possible problems resulting from linguistic barriers.

How the Jury works