Submission | Hamad Bin Khalifa University

The Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) is thrilled to announce the 3rd edition of the Young Innovator Award (YIA) for 2023.

As a significant component of QEERI's highly anticipated event, the YIA is an integral part of the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Desert Climates (ICSEWEN23), scheduled to take place from October 30 to November 2, 2023. The award features the following categories:

  • Junior Category: 6-9 years
  • Intermediate Category: 10-13 years
  • Senior Category: 14-17 years

This year's competition theme is "The Innovation of Today Leads the Sustainability of Tomorrow." We firmly believe that the next groundbreaking invention can emerge from anywhere! Through the YIA initiative, QEERI provides a platform for young students aged 6-17 to think critically about global sustainability challenges and encourages them to share their creative ideas on how to address them.

The competition aims to achieve the following objectives

  • Ignite a passion for science, technology, and research among young individuals.
  • Capture the interest of students in STEM-based activities and assess their creativity by integrating critical thinking with their technological skills.
  • Assist young students in developing and practicing essential skills such as scientific research, communication, collaboration, decision-making, and video creation while promoting sustainability.
  • Enhance sustainability awareness by challenging young students to explore new methods of supporting Qatar's 2030 vision. This vision aims to transform Qatar into an advanced country capable of achieving sustainable development.

Award Eligibility 

  • Participating students must submit a valid Qatar ID.
  • Participants must be attending a school in Qatar recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
  • Both copyright protection and Parental Consent forms must be signed by the parent and the student.

Important Dates

Award Launch: August 27, 2023
Registration Deadline: September 17, 2023  | Extended till 25th September, 2023
Video Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023 | Extended till 5th October, 2023
Winners Announcement: October 26, 2023
Award Ceremony: November 2, 2023


  • Three winning videos will be selected from each category (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place).
  • Financial awards (To be announced later)
  • The winning videos will be showcased during the conference at the award ceremony.
  • The winning videos will be shared on QEERI's webpage and social media platforms.
  • The winners will be interviewed for QEERI's social media platform during the award ceremony.

Competition Rules


All schools must register before the registration deadline.

Registration Closed!


Please download and sign the consent form along with the terms & conditions before submitting your work.

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Terms & Conditions Download

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We eagerly anticipate the participation of students in the competition and witnessing their innovative ideas. If you have any inquiries or questions, please feel free to contact us at