Calling for all bright sparks

 

Over 1200 brilliant youngsters from across New Zealand will be creating a range of innovative projects to compete in the ASB Bright Sparks Competition. Photo supplied.

Entries for this year’s ASB Bright Sparks Competition open on Monday September 10.

Celebrating its 20th year, ASB Bright Sparks is New Zealand’s longest running national competition for young inventors, open to intermediate and high-school-aged students.

A key initiative of Skills; the largest industry training organisation in the country, the competition showcases New Zealand’s young emerging creative and entrepreneurial talent in electronics and digital technologies.

ASB Bright Sparks welcomes inventions with a focus on software, the environment, science, engineering and robotics.

Over 1,200 brilliant youngsters from across New Zealand will be creating a range of innovative projects in a bid to win.

This year’s competition is packed with gizmos, gadgets, a support club as well as $10,000 worth of prizes. Some former Bright Sparks finalists and winners are now working with organisations such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook and ASB.

This year’s categories include Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering, People’s Choice, Special Application Awards and Overall Male and Female Category.

To enter, students must fill in a short from, when entries open at www.brightsparks.org.nz. This involves submitting a video that demonstrates their project and details the technical elements involved.