Welcome aspiring inventors! Young Imagineers, presented by Equinor, celebrates the UK’s most creative young minds in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The second year of the competition attracted entries from over 1,150 young people from across the UK who shared their ideas of inventions that would make tomorrow’s world a better place.
Ten finalists with the most imaginative entries were invited to the Science Museum in November to share their inventions with the competition judging panel.
2018 saw 10-year-old Millie from London win the competition with her ingenious ‘Solar Powered Pollution Sucking Robot Pigeon’. The pigeon is powered by energy generated from solar panels on its wings and tail, and was designed to reduce toxins in the air. The pigeon would use its beak to draw in polluted air, and filter it through its tummy before releasing clean air through its feathers. Millie’s invention was then interpreted as a 3D model which was displayed in the Science Museum, outside Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery.
This year’s Equinor Young Imagineers competition is now open and asks children aged 7-14: ‘What invention would you create, to make tomorrow’s world a better place?’. To enter, simply complete the entry form. Entrants need to sketch their invention and describe it in up to 100 words. The deadline for entries is 27th October 2019.
Ten finalists will be shortlisted and invited to the Science Museum on Saturday 30th November to share their inventions in more detail with the Equinor Young Imagineers panel of judges in front of a live audience. An overall winner will then be picked and revealed!
The winning invention will be made into a 3D model and placed on display, in early 2020, outside Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery at the Science Museum. Watch last year’s panel day highlights below!