Samsung Australia recently launched Solve for Tomorrow, a nationwide competition which challenges Australia’s next generation of innovators to unleash their creativity by using STEM to help solve an issue they’re passionate about. If they win in the competition, they have the chance to win a share of $20,000 and Samsung tech to bring their idea to life.
The Solve for Tomorrow competition is designed to build interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) amongst young Australians, while at the same time helping our next generation of future leaders. There has never been a more inspiring and driven generation of leaders-in-the-making – who aren’t afraid to use their voices to change the world.
What do you do to enter?
Young Australians aged between 18 and 24 are invited to create a TikTok video which shows how they can use STEM to solve some of society’s greatest issues for their chance to win. The judges are looking for contestants who use STEM to solve real world issues such as climate change, sustainability or inclusivity.
STEM and problem-solving skills are predicted to be some of the most important in our future. According to The World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs Report 2020, 50% of all employees will need reskilling by 2025, as adoption of technology increases.
As well, critical thinking and problem-solving top the list of skills employers believe will grow in prominence in the next five years. It’s also predicted that 75% of the fastest growing occupations will require STEM skills and knowledge (See The Australian Industry Group – Progressing STEM Skills in Australia, March 2015).
Head of Corporate Affairs Samsung Electronics Australia Shaneez Johnston says: “Young Australians are incredibly purpose led and can apply their creativity to challenging the status quo and delivering meaningful change in their communities. We want to harness this creativity with Solve for Tomorrow and encourage the next generation to change the world through STEM.”
“Problem solving and STEM skills are critically important for young people, both with regards to the future workforce and what jobs of the future will require, but also in our ability to overcome significant challenges through critical thinking,” she adds.
The competition has started and closes on December 20th
The competition has been going on for some years since being launched initially in the US in 2010. In Australia this year’s competition has recently started and will close on December 20 with winners to be selected based on a judging criteria which will look at relevance, creativity, feasibility, application of STEM and overall presentation.
There are five chances to win with one entrant receiving $10,000 in cash to put towards making their Solve For Tomorrow idea a reality. There are also two runners-up prizes of $5,000 and two people’s choice awards. Each winner will also receive a Samsung Tech Pack valued at $4,705, which includes a Smart Monitor M7, Galaxy Z Fold3 smartphone and Galaxy Tab S7 FE tablet.
To accompany the launch, Samsung has launched its Australian TikTok channel @samsungAU.
As Shaneez says: “Young people have grown up with social media and sharing video content so we wanted the competition mechanic to feel native to this audience. We are asking entrants to submit their ideas via video on either TikTok or our website, which also allows them to showcase their creativity on the platforms and mediums they love most.”
For more information on Solve for Tomorrow and how to enter the competition, visit here.
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