Entries are already coming in for the 5th Rotary Club of Canterbury Innovation Competition, with the deadline just around the corner (31st March 2018).
The competition, which encourages secondary school (or equivalent) youngsters from local schools and colleges* to come up with innovative ideas, has been hugely successful to date. We're really looking forward to this year's entries.
Entries need to be innovative and capable of improving life. They can relate to any area of the human or natural world, local, national, regional or global, and the innovation can be technical, organisational, artistic or otherwise.
There is a cash prize for the winner and two runners up:
1st prize: £300
2nd prize: £100
3rd prize: £50
Past entries have included flashing toy boxes (to encourage young children to be tidy), a Swiss Army makeup kit, a way of opening public toilet doors without touching the handle, a sophisticated corrective writing device for disabled people, a simple way of getting the right angle for brushing your teeth, an automatic egg cleaner for poultry sheds and an amazing water-capture system for adventurous hikers.
This year's competition is supported by our Club, John Parker & Son, The Kentish Gazette, Canterbury Christchurch University and Clague Architects.
*For further information and details of eligibility please visit this page.
For our latest poster click here.
For news about last year's winners please click here.