“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead
The Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) at HBKU sees the promotion of science and research among young people as a fundamental component of their mission and believes that the youth have a crucial role to play in bringing about a sustainable significant positive change.
As part of QEERI’s contribution to developing ‘thoughtful, committed citizens that can change the world’, the institute has consistently been committed to not just creating awareness and education about sustainability, but to give young people an immersive experience. One which challenges them creatively, and makes them push boundaries. This is at the core of the Young Innovator Competition: To learn, explore, transform, research, and implement a concept that can revolutionize our approach to climate change mitigation.
“There’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent threat of a changing climate.” — Barack Obama
The theme for this year’s competition is related to sustainability and climate change mitigation. Each entry can explore topics that include (but are not limited to) sea level rise, water scarcity, energy shortage and renewable energy, pollution, degradation of infrastructure, and natural disasters.
What is it?
A competition open to all school pupils in Qatar, with specific activities for different age groups. Students will be required to submit artwork, essays, research posters and presentations, depending on their category.
What is the topic?
“How can you mitigate climate change challenges and promote sustainability in your home, and surroundings?”
Who can participate?
What are the categories and competitions?
Students will be categorized according to their age:
Junior Level: 6-9 years: Drawing and Painting*
* Individual entries only, no teams.
Intermediate Level: 10-13 years: Research Poster and Presentation**
** Minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 persons per team.
Senior Level: 14-17 years: Research Paper and Presentation*
***** Minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 persons per team.
What is needed to register?
What are the important dates?
What platform will be used for the competition?
All competitions will have online submissions only. After submitting their entry, participants will receive an email confirmation that the application was received.
The finals will be held on an online platform: Webex Events.
More information about event finals will be shared closer to date.
This competition is being organized with the approval of the Ministry of Education
Please click here to download the rules of the Award.