How can we improve the world? The TCS’ Ignite Innovation Student Challenge wants to inspire students in 6th-8th grade and at least 10 years old to answer this question by sharing an idea for a digital solution, like a mobile app, website, robot, or wearable tech. Work with a team (up to 4) or on your own to define a problem that can be solved through a digital innovation in the areas of Health, Our Planet, or Education. All you need is an idea communicated via a 1-2-minute video that addresses how the digital solution will improve the world and the computational thinking strategies that were used to guide to the solution to win BIG! Check out the Challenge Overview, Idea Starters and for some inspiration -- our 2019 Ignite Innovation Student Challenge winners!
$10,000 scholarship, a virtual mentorship with TCS employees and the chance to work with TCS to make your idea come to life!
Top Pillar Prize:
$7,500 scholarship for top entries in Health, Our Planet and Education.
Six $1,000 scholarships
Begins: October 21, 2019
Ends: April 9, 2020
Begins: April, 2020
Ends: March, 2020
Creativity 20% of score
demonstrates a fresh approach and clear computational thinking vision to a real world problem
Content 40% of score
how well the entry addresses the requirements of the Challenge
Persuasiveness and effective communication 20% of score
be clear and thoughtful
Overall Presentation 20% of score