The nationwide search for the Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators aims to spark curiosity in children and nurture their love for science and passion for innovation, empowering them to make a difference in their own way toward nation building.
It supports the efforts of the government, the academia, the science and technology sector, parents and stakeholders in harnessing children’s full potential as the nation’s human resource pillar in the goal of sustaining inclusive economic growth.
The search not only seeks to recognize outstanding kid innovators and their achievements, but also aspires to celebrate their exciting journey to innovation, to encourage and inspire more children to unleash the power of their curiosity.
The program is one of the highlights of the global 100th year anniversary celebration of Wyeth Nutrition, which marks its unwavering passion for innovation toward nurturing healthier generations.
The search invites all students aged 9 to 14, grades 4 to 8, to submit an innovative science-related project that they produced, either alone or as a group of 2 to 5 members, in compliance with an academic requirement or as a personal initiative.
Participating student/s shall submit (1) a written brief and (2) a simple video presentation on the project, with the endorsement of the Science Department Head of the school. The project must have been undertaken within the period of three years preceding the submission of entry.
Submission shall be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before April 1, 2016. Only one entry per participant or group is allowed.
The video, with a maximum length of three minutes, shall provide a demonstration of the invention, while the written brief shall contain the following information:
- Who is/are the participant/s and the adviser?
- What is the invention called?
- What is its purpose and use/s?
- Who can benefit from the invention and how?
- What inspired you to create the invention?
- How was it developed (process)?
Criteria for judging
|Innovativeness and functionality||40%|
|Resourcefulness and creativity||30%|
|Overall presentation: neatness, quality||10%|
The individuals/groups with the top three winning entries shall each receive a cash prize of One Hundred Thousand Pesos (PhP100,000) and a trophy, along with a science-and-technology showcase worth One Hundred Thousand Pesos (PhP100,000) for the partner school. Winners will be notified via electronic and direct mail, and shall be formally presented and awarded at the next Wyeth Nutrition National Kids’ Innovation Day (September 2016).