2019 Grand Contest on Chemistry for High School Students

Venue and Date

Osaka City University, Osaka, Osaka, Japan, Oct. 26-27, 2019



“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 16th contest will be held in 2019 in Osaka. The contest has been organized by Osaka City University, Nagoya City University, Yokohama City University, and Yomiuri Shimbun, which is one of the biggest news paper companies in Japan. This contest has been supported by  the Chemical Society of Japan, and several boards of education in Japan as well as other sponsors. 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  are presented to some excellent oral and poster presentations.

The 16th contest will be held in 2019 at Osaka city, Japan as an international contest. Many entries from high school teams in foreign countries are welcome. 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.

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 and abstract submission is September 4, 2019. Participants wishing to present an oral or a poster presentation should contact the organizing committee via e-mail.

Important dates

Registration for presentation: September 4, 2019
Abstract submission: September 4, 2019
Disclosure of results of peer reviews: the end of September, 2019
Oral and poster presentations: October 26-27, 2019


The 16th Grand Contest on Chemistry for High School Students Committee
E-mail: staff(at)gracon.jp [(at)=@]
Osaka City University,
3-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi, Osaka 558-8585, Japan

Official language

English and Japanese