The Bright Ideas Challenge is now open!

The Bright Ideas Challenge Singapore asks secondary students to imagine creative ideas of how cities of the future might be powered. It is designed to spark young people’s curiosity in science and engineering and help deliver the school’s curriculum in a fun and engaging way.

The national competition is a Shell initiative organised by the Science Centre Singapore and supported by the Ministry of Education. Shell is committed to inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators. The competition shows students how STEM can tackle real world problems and make a positive difference in the world.

Ready to rise to the challenge? Winners of The Bright Ideas Challenge Singapore can receive up to S$5,000 prize packages of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) prizes. They may also get the opportunity to visit Make The Future Festival Live in London.

Step 1: Watch the videos

Each of the four key activities that make up The Bright Ideas Challenge are introduced in a series of videos. They will establish the competition to the students and guide them towards completing their entry. Watch them for an overview of the competition.

    Step 2: Download the resources

Download the key resources you need to deliver The Bright Ideas Challenge in your classroom. We recommend you start by reading the Teacher Toolkit, which explains how the competition works and the different resources we’ve developed for you. As an optional activity, you can also get your students fired-up and working as a team with our engineering ice-breakers.

Download Ice-breaker Activities

Download Student Workbook

Download Teacher Toolkit

Step 3: Submit your student entries

To enter, simply send your students’ Bright Ideas Entry Form and your Teacher Cover Sheet to Deadline for submission is 10 November 2017.

Download Bright Ideas Entry Form

Download Teacher Cover Sheet

Any questions?

Take a look at our FAQs for all common questions and about taking part in the competition. For all other enquiries, email You should also read the full Terms and Conditions.

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