The Museum of Science, Boston has announced the launch of the national Quantum MattersTM Science Communication Competition, inviting quantum researchers and enthusiasts from around the country to submit their best ideas for inspiring young people to explore the ground-breaking fields of quantum science and technology. This competition includes two components: a Talk Competition challenging quantum researchers to create and deliver a three-minute talk explaining a key concept related to their research, and a Hands-on Competition, open to anyone, to design an interactive activity demonstrating a key quantum concept, for use in science museums and classrooms. Both competitions challenge participants to introduce broader audiences to the mysteries of quantum science and how its applications might impact society in the future. Finalists (four in each category) will each receive expert science communication coaching and a $200 stipend to polish their entries, plus cash prizes of $100 – $400, travel to Boston, and competition photos and videos.

For more information, you can view the press release announcing this competition on the Museum of Science web site and you can click here for details on the rules, eligibility requirements, and entry information. The deadline to enter is March 1, 2019 with the finals taking place on April 5-6, 2019 at the Museum of Science in Boston.