The Virginia BioGENEius Challenge co-sponsored by the Virginia Biotechnology Association and the Virginia Bioscience Foundation is a competition for high school students doing research in biotechnology, agriculture and/or industrial and environment science.

Participation Criteria

Requirements for eligibility:

Applicant must be a student enrolled (Grade 9 to 12) in any public or private school within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Individual students may submit only ONE project for this competition. Research presented in 2019 must be NEW research. Projects may be continued research from previous years.   Click here for detailed Participation Criteria and Project Guidelines.

 To apply for the Virginia BioGENEius Challenge, please follow this path:

You must apply on-line, complete an online application to the Virginia BioGENEius Challenge by April 23, 2019.

For those selected to participate in the Virginia Challenge, please follow these instructions for creating your posters: /download/BioGENEius_Challenge_Poster_Guidelines.pdf

If you are selected as a Virginia winner, approved travel and lodging expenses will be covered for the winner, in order to participate in the International BioGENEius Challenge, held in
Philadelphia, PA on June 2-5, 2019 in conjunction with the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) Annual International Convention.

For more information regarding the Judging Criteria click here.  For more information regarding Rules and Guidelines click here.  For a list all of Local Partners please click here.

Virginia Biotechnology Association
Sherri Halloran
800 East Leigh Street
Suite 14
Richmond, VA 23219