Y-Prize: Problem Mastery

What is Y-Prize: Problem Mastery?

Y-Prize Problem Mastery is a competition that allows students to explore the implications of a current social issue and compete with other students across campus. Mastering global challenges starts with understanding a problem and its wider context rather than jumping straight into a business plan or an idea for a quick fix. Student teams research a social problem and learn to present issues in a way people can understand, share, and learn from. Teams can be comprised of 1-5 students and it is required that at least one member of the team is a BYU student.

There is $6,000 in total prize money awarded to winning teams. First place receives $3,000, second $2,000, and third $1,000. 

  • 4 October 2018: Information Session in 710 TNRB at 6:30 PM
  • 24 October 2018: Information Session in W408 TNRB at 5:30 PM
  • 14 November 2018: Deep Dive Workshop in 710 TNRB
  • 18 January 2019: Registration
  • February/March: Coaching and Mentoring
  • 29 March 2019: Final Submission
  • 5 April 2019: Judging

In order to participate, please register by 18 January 2019.



For competition suggestions, questions, and resources, please email problemmastery@byu.edu.