To support meaningful engagement in STEM subjects for students, Samsung is giving kids the unique chance to submit their invention and see it created by a team of experts. More on the competition below.

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By Grace Koelma | Founder of The Mulberry Journal

Australia’s STEM skill gap has been a national priority for some time now. While there are a number of elements at play, more often than not, we get so caught up in the politics of STEM, that we forget those that at the centre of the issue - the students.

The reality is maths and science can be boring, difficult, and for many students, there is no clear connection between these subjects and their dream jobs. As a result, only 16 per cent of students are entering higher education in STEM fields. To support the pursuit of STEM subjects among young people, Samsung is hosting a pretty fantastic competition this November.

Make My Idea Competition

Samsung Australia has launched Make My Idea - a national competition which calls for students across Australia (12 years and older) to submit their innovative invention ideas to go into the chance to win a number of exciting prizes, including having their idea developed into a prototype model.

Competition Details

Prizes up for grabs include

  • A Samsung Ideas Lab - including a Galaxy S8 phone, Galaxy book, Virtual Reality headset, 360 camera and a Dex Station;
  • A prototype model, or 3D or 2D design of their idea;
  • The fame, respect and pats on the back that come with having their idea shown live on YouTube.

Deadline for entries: Wednesday 22nd November 2017. Entrants must be aged 12 or older.

The winner will be announced LIVE on the 29th November via the Samsung YouTube channel at 4:30pm AEST. ​

Do you know a young inventor who should enter this competition? Share it with them.

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Grace Koelma


Grace is the Editor of The Mulberry Journal and when she's not reading submissions, divides her time between hanging out with her simultaneously delightful and headstrong 2-year-old, running multiple ventures, writing and travelling full time with her little family. You can follow her travels at

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