Got an idea for a new internet enabled product? The Little BIG Awards want to hear from you!

The Little BIG Awards are a chance for your students to show off their ideas for an internet enabled future!

What are the Little BIG Awards?

Watch this short video to find out more about the Little BIG Awards and the benefits of getting involved. 

How does my school enter?

Firstly, your students need to design an internet enabled idea. What can they think of that would work better with internet access? What new products can they create when they combine everyday items with the online world? Once they’ve got that winning idea, develop it into a design and create a business case and you’re almost there!

To help you students create their winning idea, each school that registers will be partnered with a STEM Ambassador.

The awards will be judged by an industry panel at regional and national finals. Each student team needs to submit their design, business case, give a five minute pitch for their idea and create a stand to demonstrate their idea to the judges (your stand might involve things like posters, prototypes, and diagrams).

Who can take part?

The competition is open to students in Years 7, 8 and 9. Each school can enter one team into the regional finals and teams can consist of three to six students.

Winners from the regional finals will be invited to attend a National Final at Cisco’s UK Headquarters. Successful schools will be provided with transport expenses to help them with the cost of attending.

What do we get by participating?

The Little BIG Awards is a rewarding and exciting way for students to improve their business and life skills, while also being a fun way to cover some academic topics that will help them towards formal qualifications.

There are some prizes too! The winning team at the regional awards will receive a trophy, a certificate and a place at the national final. At the national final the winning team will receive a trophy, a certificate, each student in the team will receive a £100 voucher (up to six students per team).  

This year the winning school will also have the chance to have Cisco come to their school and will work with the school to decide how to help, whether this be through demos, speakers or careers advice.

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