Please could you pass this to your Science and Technology Department Heads.

Teen Tech Awards 2014

TeenTech Awards 2014

You may know my name from my work as a BBC reporter on programmes like 'Tomorrow's World' or 'Bang Goes The Theory'. I also run an organisation called TeenTech to help young people understand more about the career opportunities in Science, Technology and Engineering. Your students may have attended one of our TeenTech events.

We would love your school to be involved in the TeenTech Awards which invite all students aged 11-16 to come up with ideas to make life better, simpler or easier in ten categories. They will culminate in an Awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace hosted by our patron HRH Duke of York. I've attached a flyer (designed by a teenager)

The Awards are aspirational and students are encouraged to reach out for feedback and support on their entries to companies and universities.

There are prizes of £1000 for category winners, special awards for teachers, with certificates and graded digital badges issued to all students who submit projects. You can see what happened at the 2013 Awards here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQzZiOlXtRs

This year we have some new categories, including one for teachers and for IT Skills which run across all categories. The Communication Award encourages students to look at online safety.

Schools can register their teams right now on our web site using the Registration Form so we can keep you updated with the details of companies and universities who can offer mentor support.

The next step is for schools to let us know which categories they wish to enter by December 16th using our online Stage One Entry Form. Students don't need to have done any work on projects by then but we do need to know numbers so we can provide adequate support.

There's lots of information on our website, and please email if you'd like to ask any questions.

Maggie Philbin

CEO TeenTech CIC

www.teentechevent.com

TeenTech on YouTube
TeenTech on BBC News
TeenTech at Cisco House on BBC Click

Winner Best Communication and Outreach 2012 WISE/UKRC

TeenTech CIC, Dalton House, 60 Windsor Avenue, London SW19 2RR