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What's Your Problem? Challenge

Worldwide April 2023 - May 2023

Go on, tell us, What's Your Problem?!

We all know that necessity is the mother of invention. First came a problem and then a creative whiz got inventing to solve it! Fresh innovations and technological advancements are springing up all the time but there are still big and small problems in life that we wish we had the ideal item or contraption to solve!

This challenge is in honour of Inventors Month. First recognised in the USA in 1998, National Inventors Month comes around each May to celebrate creativity, curiosity, ingenuity and experimentation. We will present an annually recurring Inventors Month challenge each May!

To kick off the What's Your Problem? challenge we asked you to send us some problems according to kids, the kinds of problems that stem from everyday things we experience at home or school or outdoors. 

We got some really interesting stuff and narrowed them down to our top three:

1. Invent something to stop a seagull taking your food at the beach

2. Invent something to help you reach things high up

3. Invent cutlery that is easier to use and can't be dropped

The inventor of the winning idea will win a £100 voucher for their school to spend on supplies and resources of the school's choosing, plus their own copy of the Little Inventors Handbook signed by Chief Inventor Dominic Wilcox, plus a personalised feedback video from a member of the Little Inventors team! The challenge is open worldwide.

The challenge closes May 31st and the winner will be contacted and announced across our social media in June.

Enter the challenge here.