Former Tomorrow’s World presenter Kate Bellingham is backing a compeition to find inventors and innovators from Thame, with young people having the chance to win prizes worth more than £50,000.
Thame youngsters are being challenged to come up with a novel idea, invention, concept or solution to a problem for the chance to respresent the region and win the big prizes.
Anyone aged 11 to 18 could become ‘UK Young Engineer of the Year’ or ‘UK Young Scientist of the Year’ in the National Science and Engineering Competition.
People have until October 31 to enter, with the best projects representing Thame at the finals at The Big Bang Fair at London ExCeL in March 2013.
There, bright sparks will showcase their ideas to more than 60,000 visitors and face celebrity judges in a Dragons’ Den style competition.
Ms Bellingham said: “We all know science and maths goes on in schools. But you only need to look around at the technology and engineering in our everyday lives to get inspiration for projects you could do outside of school.
“By being creative this summer, youngsters in Thame could win themselves a prize at the National Science and Engineering Competition and even come up with an invention or innovation that can change people’s lives.”
Entries can be uploaded online at www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/nsec through a written submission or by producing a short film.
Visit www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/nsec for more information.