Schools Innovation Competition 2014-15



We apologise for this error and have extended the submission date to 21st April 2015 instead of 31st March 2015.  If you have already sent your entries to the earlier (faulty) address (, please RE-SEND it direct to Brian Dobinson as shown above.

To the INNOVATION COMPETITION which Canterbury Rotary Clubs, working with the Kentish Gazette and Kent Innovation and Enterprise, are organising for secondary school students.

Now is the time to be thinking “out of the box” , and we are looking for new ideas on any subject at all, or it might be a new application for an old idea, provided they fulfil the objectives set out on our poster and rules. There are millions of possibilities-for example, it might be a new way of teaching or organising schools, a new public transport system for Canterbury to alleviate our dreadful congestion, a new way of making something, or a new gadget such as a device for clipping toenails for people who cannot bend down – anything at all!

Last year’s entries included a corrective writing device for disabled people, an egg boiler, a way of opening public toilet doors without touching the handle, a way of using Siri to assist handicapped people in a range of home tasks and a “Swiss Army Makeup Kit” (the eventual winner). If you would like to see where having a good idea has got one former Canterbury schoolboy, try Googling “Pavegen”

The competition will be judged by a panel of local people most of whom have developed innovative projects and brought them to the market. The prize for the winner will be £300, and the runner up £100, but in addition, after the judging, all entrants will be given the opportunity of discussing possible ways of exploiting their ideas.

There is no entry fee, and you can submit as many entries as you like, so please let us have as many submissions from you as you can.

All entries must be received by 21st April 2015 and for full details of the Rules click RULES.

The poster, which is reproduced in miniature below, contains the outline of the competition. To get a printable, A4 size high-resolution version, click HERE.

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Innovation Poster 2014-15


Tuesday 25th November 2014

Published by: The Rotary Club of Canterbury

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