International youth competition of scientific and creative works «Horizon-2100»'21

The main purpose of the Contest is to motivate thinking youth from different countries with an active life position to carry out a creative search for scientific, scientific and practical ideas, hypotheses, sci-fi ideas about the distant future; to identify and encourage the best young people who are passionate and capable of scientific creativity, analysis and forecasting of the future.

International youth competition of scientific and creative works «Horizon-2100»'20
International youth competition of scientific and creative works «Horizon-2100»'19

The Center for Modeling the Future continues the implementation of the international youth project "HORIZON 2100", working with young people keen on scientific hypotheses and sci-fi ideas about the future.

Today the youth, experts and organizational team of the Project represent 41 countries on all continents. Director of the UN Information Center Vladimir Kuznetsov, addressing the winners of the competition in August 2021, said: "I urge you not to stop there, so that the HORIZON 2100 initiative continues and sweeps across the world, and we at the United Nations will support you in every possible way." This call inspires the organizers to expand the list of participants, events and geography of the competition in 2021.

About the competition

We invite talented thinking youth from different countries to take the initiative in the predictive search for new meanings of this century and to model the image of the desired future for themselves, their country, civilization and descendants.

Competitors - schoolchildren, students and working youth between the ages of 16 and 26 who carry out research, scientific and practical activities and / or science fiction literary creativity in the subject area of the Competition.

Nominations of the Competition «HORIZON 2100»’21

For the best scientific, research, scientific and practical work, reflecting the scientific vision of the future of the planet and humanity at the turn of 2100 and the prospects for the development of its various scenarios.

For the best creative work - a science fiction story describing imaginary innovative and original ideas, fantastic events, phenomena, processes and future prospects at the turn of 2100, giving them a scientific explanation.

Directions and topics

The competition was held in the following core areas:


Methodical, methodological and informational support of forecasting

The science

Biology, medicine, urban studies, space, nanotechnology, space


Business, economics, rural development and agro-industrial complex, transport and infrastructure


Ecology, circular economy, environment, energy and alternative energy sources


Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies, AR / VR, Quantum Computing, Machine Learning, Cognitive Technologies

State, society and politics

Society, Demography, Geopolitics, army, wars, international security, regional conflicts

Interdisciplinary profile

in the context of solving the problems put on the UN agenda

Dates of the Competition and planned events

— acceptance of scientific and creative works from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021.
— conducting thematic offline and online "Dialogues about the Future" (interactive meetings - foresights, debates, science battles, hackathons) - February - May 2021.
— examination of works - from April 1 to June 25, 2021.
— Determination of the finalist works that took the prize I, II, III places and the announcement of the results of the Competition - from 26 to 30 June 2021.
— International Forum of Young Builders of the Future, where the winners will be awarded - July-August 2021.

The exact dates of the Forum will be announced after the normalization of the situation in the world with the coronavirus infection pandemic.

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All information will be added within the next month.

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