We are thrilled to announce the launch of our inaugural Innovative Minds Competition! This opportunity is open to students of all ages and backgrounds, who create their own unique idea or body of work during a BOP Industries program.
Each year, we work with over 13,000 students in classrooms across the globe, helping them to redesign communities, solve challenges for industry leaders, create innovative businesses and build their 21st-century skills. Our programs have seen students generating thousands of amazing ideas, and we’re excited to give them a platform to showcase their work.
The Innovative Minds Competition has been designed to highlight the creative ideas of students across the country and reward them for their hard work. We believe that our students have the potential to change the world and this competition is the perfect platform to make that happen.
What We're Looking For
BOP Facilitators search for students each term to enter at every single BOP program. Once nominated, the BOP team review the applicants and determines which students are finalists. Each term winners are provided a platform to showcase their work, be recognised for their creativity and innovation and rewarded with fabulous prizes!
To enter, all you need to enter is an IDEA!
I - Idea
How Unique And Innovative Is The Idea?
Is the idea something that has never been done before, or does it offer a new perspective to an existing concept? Does it demonstrate a new way of thinking or solving a problem?
D - Design
How Well Has This Team Justified Their Decisions When Designing Their Solution?
Have students shown evidence or examples to support their ideas? How feasible is the idea? Are there any technical or practical limitations that would prevent it from being implemented?
E - Engagement
How Well Has This Team Or Student Engaged With The Program, The Content And Their Team?
How active and involved was the student or team throughout the program? Did they put in 100% for each activity? How well has the team engaged with their team members?
A - Articulate
How Well Has The Team Articulated Their Ideas As Part Of Their Pitch?
Is the pitch entertaining, engaging and easy to understand? Does the student effectively communicate their ideas in a concise and convincing manner?
First place will take home an Amazon Echo, a perfect companion to help you with your daily tasks and keep you connected to the world. And that’s not all! You’ll also receive a gift card to use for your favourite stores, BOP Industries merchandise, 3D printed toys and a trophy to display at your school. Additionally, you’ll also receive a certificate to commemorate your accomplishment and a BOP microcredential (a digital badge that verifies your skills and achievements).
These prizes are different every term, so don’t miss this opportunity to win big and show off your skills!
How To Enter
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your talents and make your mark in the innovation space! To be eligible, you must have attended one of BOP Industries programs. If you haven’t and would like to be involved, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways you can get involved, as the competition runs on a term by term basis.
If you’d like to book in for your school, click 'Explore School Programs' below to contact us and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect program. Otherwise, we have a couple of programs already in the works, click 'Explore Public Programs' below to see what’s on at BOP!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Is The Competition For?
This competition is open to all primary and high school students around the world who attend a BOP program!
How Can Students Enter?
Come along to a BOP program! In order to be eligible for entry, each applicant must attend a BOP program, where they will be led through developing their idea or a body of work. We will be enrolling a minimum of 1 student per program. Since our facilitators at the program are tasked with picking and enrolling our entrants, it is recommended that students give it their all, actively participate and think outside of the box!
What Can We Win?
The Innovative Minds Competition winner for each term is automatically nominated for our Next Generation Awards. In addition to this, the fabulous prizes that are up for grabs include:
Amazon Echo Dot
3D Printed Toys
Certificates… and more!
What Does The Selection Process Look Like?
At the end of each term, The BOP Team meets to review all of the applicants and ideas generated from the previous term against our IDEA selection criteria. The team will select finalists and reach out to each of the applicant’s parents with more information. Shortly after this, a winner is picked and notified!
How Do We Find Out?
During programs, our facilitators will notify the students they would like to enrol in the competition and fill out the entry form together. We will notify finalists/winners by email!
Want To Chat With Our Team?
To find our more about the Innovative Minds Competition and how you can enter your idea, make sure to submit a contact form to get in touch with our team by clicking on the button below.