Big Think Launches 10 Under 25

Know an exceptional young talent under the age of 25? Think they would be a good candidate for the web's most engaging global thought forum? Big Think is launching a new series called 10 Under 25 this Friday and we are soliciting nominations from the Big Think community.

Or maybe one of those exceptional candidates is you.


Either way, create an argument for why you or they should be one of Big Think's 10 Under 25. Tape it via webcam and upload it to a Big Think expert page designated for that young expert. The most exceptional among them will be invited to the Big Think studio for an interview this spring.
 
High schools, colleges, and students themselves are encouraged to submit their nominations for immediate consideration. Please also include a young achiever's profile complete with a summary of their accomplishments and contact information to Zachary at zachary@bigthink.com. Because at Big Think, youth is never wasted on the young.

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