Mar 11, 2019

Brazilian Health and Environment Olympiad (OBSMA)

  • Crimson Education
  • Brazil


The Olimpíada Brasileira de Saúde e Meio Ambiente (OBSMA) is an educational event promoted by Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) to stimulate the involvement of students from public and private schools in interdisciplinary scientific activities.

The Olympiad is directed towards students in the 6th through 9th grades and seeks to stimulate participants desire to learn, research and investigate, focusing on incentivizing projects that contribute to the improvement of environmental and health outcomes in Brazil, in addition to incorporating scientific knowledge and research into the day-to-day routine of elementary education. Participants can create projects in three categories: Audiovisual, Written and Scientific Research. 

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Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




A limited number of participants receive regional and national medals in the competition.

Participation Cost


There is no registration fee.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Students must develop projects individually or in groups within their chosen category with the supervision of a faculty advisor. Audiovisual projects can be up to 10 minutes, written projects up to 10 pages and scientific research projects should include a report and audiovisual elements. All projects require a significant amount of preparation.

Time Commitment


Time to develop and effective and competitive project.

Application Deadline

Information about the 10th edition of the Olympiad have not yet been launched, but the application deadline is typically in August of the starting year of the program.

Application Process Includes

1. Teacher submits description of student project through the online platform.
2. Original project material is mailed to the regional Olympiad organizing committee.
3. Projects are evaluated and can receive Regional and National prizes.

The event occurs every two years and the sign up period typically extends over one year. Projects developed and submitted over 2019 and 2020 will receive awards in 2020.


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