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Sparking excitement in science - Bright Spark Awards!

The KM Bright Spark Awards encourage students to collaborate using cross-curricular skills in maths, IT, science and engineering to innovate and create.

Competition categories are: InnovationInvestigation, and Invention.

  • There are no age restrictions so both primary and secondary schools can get involved.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries a school or even a group of students can submit, but each entry will be judged separately.

Finalists will be invited to the annual awards event, which is run in a dragons’ den-style format. The students will be filmed in advance in school to show the detail of the project. This is screened before the students take to the stage to describe their creation and dragons quiz the youngsters on their initiative. Different panels of dragons will judge the varying categories or year groups and award trophies and experience prizes to the students and schools.

Overall Bright Spark Awards champions will win a top prize of £500.

Nominations for the KM Bright Spark Awards must be received by noon on the first Friday in June. The best entries will be invited to the exciting competition final at Discovery Park, Sandwich on the first Friday in July each year.

Please visit the KM Charity Team's website for more information and to download a nomination form.

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