The 13th Grand Contest on Chemistry for High School Students (International)

Venue and Date

Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan, Nov. 5-6, 2016


“Grand Contest on Chemistry for High School Students” was established in 2004 to encourage high school students and to promote high school chemistry. Since 2004 the contest has been held every year, and the 13th contest will be held in 2016. The contest has been organized by Osaka City University and Yomiuri Shimbun being one of the biggest news paper companies in Japan and has been supported by the Ministry of Education in Japan, the Chemical Society of Japan and so on. Ten teams selected prior to the final contest give oral presentations and the rest of entry teams give poster presentations about their research results in the final stage and judged by top scientists and educators. Several prizes such as Ministry of Education Prize and so on are presented to some excellent oral and poster presentations.

The 13th contest will be held in 2016 at Osaka, Japan as an international contest. Many entries from high school teams in foreign countries are welcomed. The details of entry are shown below.

In addition to competition presentations, a few high school teams will be invited from foreign countries to the contest and give invited talks in English.

The international contest is a good occasion for high school students and teachers as well to present their research results in front of a large audience, to discuss their results with other high school students, and to interact actively with researchers, scientists and educators belonging to universities.


The 13th Grand Contest on Chemistry for High School Students Committee
E-mail: gracon(at) [(at)=@]
Osaka City University,
3-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, 558-8585, Japan

Call for Papers

The organizing committee of the contest invites all high school students to contribute abstracts of scientific communications that will be peer-reviewed for their acceptance as either oral or poster presentations. The dead line of registration for the presentation is September 8, 2016. And, the deadline of abstract submission is September 16, 2016. Participants wishing to present an oral or a poster presentation should contact the organizing committee via e-mail.

Important dates

Registration for presentation: September 8, 2016
Abstract submission: September 16, 2016
Disclosure of results of peer reviews: early October, 2016
Oral and poster presentations: November 5-6, 2016

Official language

English and Japanese