The iWISE Olympiad Social Sciences Category was created to identify key elements in social studies, describe how those elements should be developed and offer information on how to initiate, develop, and present social study projects. Students should select a topic on a social issue that they have a vested interest in creating a solution for.

Students ranging from 10 to 24 years old are welcome to participate in this category.

Aspiring social scientists can explore the Social Science Category through various subcategories:


Education Studies

Human Behaviour

Human Settlements


  1. Click on the Registration Tab
  2. Select one of the Virtual Finals
  3. Fill in your details.
  4. Fill in your selected category details on the corresponding form.
  5. Select your available time for the Judging process.
  6. Submit your zoom judging session.
  7. Proceed to payment.
  8. Complete your submission.

Knowledge Gained: Is there evidence the student researcher(s) have acquired scientific skills and/or knowledge by doing this project? Do the student researcher(s) recognize the scope and limitation of the problem he/she has selected?

Scientific Research: Has the problem been clearly stated? Have the student researcher(s) used scientific facts as a basis for new conclusions? Are the student researcher(s) aware of the basic scientific principles that lend support to the methods used and conclusions reached? Can the research be the basis for further study? Have the appropriate methods and scientific design been applied? Are the student researcher(s) aware of the empirical method (the necessity of repeating trials) and the importance of controlling the variables to reach valid conclusions?

Collaboration: Is there evidence of collaboration present? Identify the portions of the project representing the work of others. Others include student researchers, teachers, specialists in the field of study, etc.

Thoroughness/Information: How successfully was the original plan carried through to completion? Were adaptations to the study made? If so, were they made in a way that upholds the integrity of the study? Are known facts and principles stated correctly and used accurately? Have the results of experiments been reported accurately even though faulty experimental methods or conditions may have made the data unreliable? If so, have these errors been noted? Did the student researcher(s) identify areas of weakness in the study?

Results/Conclusion: Have the student researcher(s) started with known facts and drawn their own conclusions? Are the conclusions consistent with the data and/or observations? Did the student researcher(s) share what was learned because of the research? Can student researcher(s) effectively communicate the results and impact of the study?

Visual Display: Has the data been presented in the best manner for the information involved? Are spelling errors present? Does the exhibit demonstrate a general neatness and attractiveness? Is the display presented in a logical and interesting manner?

Requirements for Virtual Finals:

Participants must out together the following documents for their STEM Projects:

Project Abstract

Project Portfolio

PowerPoint Presentation

No theme for this category.

Group submission is up to 3 participants

Requirements for Global Finals:

Participants must put together the following documents for their STEM Projects:

Project Abstract

Project Research Plan

Project Portfolio


Prototype (If Applicable)

PowerPoint Presentation (Optional)

No theme for this category

Group submission is up to 3 participants.

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