top of page
STEM Video contest.png

Koh-Ed STEM Video Contest 


Create a video under 10 minutes that showcases how a specific topic in the STEM field can address one of the UN sustainable goals.


You are the leaders and problem-solvers of tomorrow

What is it?

Starting from December 16th, 2020, you can upload a video under 10 minutes to Koh-Ed that explores a specific STEM topic of your choice. You should be aiming to find a potential solution that addresses one or an intersection of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In order to create a community of global leaders and problem-solvers who will help solve our world's most imminent issues, connecting scientific advacement to the UN Sustainable Development Goals will be vital. 

Passionate world-class experts such as professors at Harvard University, Princeton University, a CEO of a neurtechnology research foundation, and the head of education at the Innovative Genome Institue will be judging your videos. Click here for more information about the judgesThe first, second, and third prize winners will be getting €300, €200, and €100 respectively!

You can find the contest rules here and the grading criteria for the videos here. Once you sign up, we will send you an email with a link to a google folder where you can upload your video.

Our goal is to create a global scientific community of youth who are determined to make our world a better place by using science, technology, engineering, and math. We believe that the first step to making an impact starts now. As a student. The passion that you cultivate now and the ideas that you start brainstorming during the Koh-Ed STEM Video Contest can be a start of a long journey to improve our world through STEM. 

If you have no clue where to start and would like to see past examples of a STEM videos made by students, check out Teens Dream's past winners' video.


Cultiver l'autonomisation mondiale en offrant une éducation active pour tous, dans le monde entier.

Dr. Boaz Barak

Professor of 

Computer Science at 

Harvard University

Dr. Gu-Yeon Wei

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Harvard University

Dr. Mary Tolikas

CEO of Wyss Center 

(Nonprofit neurotechnology 

research foundation

in Geneva)

Dr. Marcus Hultmark

Associate professor of mechanical & aerospace engineering at 

Princeton University

Dr. Megan Hochstrasser

Education Program Manager, Innovative Genomics Institute, University of California, Berkeley

Contest rules

Who can enter?
  • 11-18 years old.                                                                (Exception: If you are a local Ghanian university student)

  • Language of video: English

  • Can submit the video individually or as a group (If you are submitting as a group, one representative should submit it)

  • Adults should not do the work for the students                    (Can only give minor advice)

  • Agree to be contacted by Koh-Ed for information update on the STEM Video Contest

How can I enter?
  • Create a video less than 7 minutes that explores a specific STEM topic whilst addressing one or an intersection of UN Sustainable Development Goals

    • Participants must create a prototype (model, experiment, algorithm) that attempts to potentially create a solution for one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 

    • Participants under age 15 have the option of simply explaining their specific topic in a creative way without a prototype 

  • Check out the grading criteria of the videos that judges will use to assess the students' work

  • Students can upload from December 16th, 2020. The final submission deadline will be on February 7th, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. GMT+1

Opening Title of the video: 2020 Koh-Ed STEM Video Contest - (insert your personal title that is related to the topic of your video)

Closing Title of the video: Submitted to the 2020 Koh-Ed STEM Video Contest: Innovative problem-solving challenge

After the submission, the judges will select the top three videos. The first prize winner will receive 250 euros, the second prize winner will receive 150 euros, and the third prize winner will receive 100 euros. The winners will need to agree to present their video during the awards ceremony in early March.

Any winners who are willing can have a mentor to help them further explore and realize their project that they explored in their videos. 

Have any questions? Email us at

Contest rules
Grading criteria

Cultiver l'autonomisation mondiale en offrant une éducation active pour tous, dans le monde entier.

Simplified criteria.png
bottom of page