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Girls Who Change the World is a challenge to inspire girls aged 11-14 to be a force for change. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), young people are challenged to come up with ground-breaking ideas that will change the world for the better.

IBM, STEM Learning and Marvel Studios have teamed up to celebrate the cinema release of Captain Marvel by asking girls to channel their superpowers and be part of Girls Who Change the World!

Be in with a chance of winning Captain Marvel goodie bags, iPads, an experience day at IBM HQ, premium tickets for Madame Tussauds, a London Eye Friends and Family Capsule and more!


The challenge

How to get involved

We are looking for teams of up to five girls aged 11-14 to submit an idea that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) at its heart and could make a difference to the world or community they live in.

Ten teams will be invited to attend a Girls Who Change The World Education Day in London. Here, each team will meet their IBM mentor who will help them progress their idea into a prototype. These teams will also attend a Grand Final to present their idea to a panel of judges. The winning team will work with IBM’s research and development facility at Hursley in Winchester, to see how their idea can be brought to life. 

Key dates

  • 1 May 2019: closing date for entries

  • By 7 May 2019: ten final teams announced via email

  • 17 May 2019: final teams attend Girls Who Change The World Education Day in London

  • 4 July 2019: Grand Final in London


  • Don't forget:

    1. Come up with a name for your super hero team.
    2. All teams need to include one adult who we can contact via email, if successful.
    3. Ideas need to be submitted via the official, downloadable application form.
    4. At least one team member and supporting adult must be able to attend the education day and final in London.

  • Our judges are looking for entries that:

    1. Recognise a problem.
    2. Are innovative.
    3. Have a clear and creative solution.


What is Artificial Intelligence?

At its core, Artificial Intelligence is the idea of building machines which are capable of thinking like humans.


It has the potential to change the way we live our day-to-day lives, transforming everything from helping doctors diagnose medical conditions to enabling people to communicate across the globe using speech recognition and translation software.

Terms and conditions

Please read the full terms and conditions before entering the Girls Who Change The World challenge. Terms and conditions contain information on how to enter, outline eligibility, details on how the competition will be run, prizes and how your personal data will be used.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the competition or want to find out more, then get in touch.

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