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Competition time: Design a river cleaning machine or device to win SuperQuesters books for you and your school!

To celebrate World Environment Day on Wednesday 5 June, QuestFriendz and Stemettes have teamed up to run a competition for children to use their STEM skills to design a river cleaning device for the SuperQuesters to clean up rubbish and other pollution in the rivers of Questland.

Open to individual children aged 4 to 11 years old, the winner will receive all four of the SuperQuesters books. While three runners-up will get a copy of SuperQuesters: The Case of the Angry Sea. 

 

The challenge

The SuperQuesters – Lillicorn, Bea Bumble and Leo Zoom – would like to invent a machine or device to clean up the plastic and other water pollution from the rivers of Questland as part of their mission to care for the environment. But they’re struggling to come up with ideas by themselves.

They think the best people to help them are children – like them.

Lillicorn: “Can you help us with ideas for a river cleaning machine to clean up the plastic and other water pollution from the rivers of Questland?

Bea Bumble: “It could be a boat, a handheld machine for a person to use, a giant sieve or something else!”

Leo Zoom: “To help us build it, please can you label your designs to tell us how it works.”

B-bot: “Remember to think about what it is made from, how it collects the rubbish or how it cleans or removes other pollution from the water, so the residents of Questland can enjoy clean rivers this summer.”

Lillicorn: “We can’t wait to see what you come up with! And as a thank-you for helping us out, our favourite design will win a copy of the book, SuperQuesters: The Case of the Angry Sea plus a set of SuperQuesters books for your school library.”

 

How it works

Please read the terms and conditions below as by entering you agree to these.

To take part, please download the submission sheet for the child to design their river cleaning machine or device.

The competition is open to all children aged 4 to 11 years old in the UK and Ireland and must be submitted by an adult over the age of 18 years old. The design can be in any format – whether that’s a computer-generated image or hand drawn.

At the end of the competition, we’d love to be able to share the children’s creative ideas with our audiences via our social media channels, in print and online. By submitting an entry, you are deemed to have given permission for it to be shared by Stemettes and QuestFriendz in this way.

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Please submit your children’s designs via email: hello@questfriendz.com by 23.59 on Friday 21 June 2024; Designs will be judged by Stemettes and QuestFriendz, with the winner announced on both our social media channels on July 11 2024.
Terms and Conditions
Introduction By participating in the competition you are agreeing to these competition terms and conditions. The competition is being run by Stemettes and QuestFriendz.
Eligibility to Enter The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents. Those who work for Stemettes and QuestFriendz are excluded from the competition. Entrants must be aged 18 or over and submit entries on behalf of a child aged 12 years and younger who is in full-time education in the UK or Ireland (including home-schooling, in which case the child must be legally resident in as well as home-schooled in the UK or Ireland). Only one entry per child will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize. Entries must be original works, and not under copyright to any other person or organisation in the UK or Ireland. Entries found to be in breach of these terms will be considered to be forfeit and removed from the judging process; the Promoter reserves the right to withdraw allocation of any prizes should an entry be found to be forfeit after this process has been completed, and a new winner will be selected from eligible entries. By entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and that you are eligible to receive any prizes that may be awarded to you.
Data Protection and Publicity - StemettesBy submitting your entry via email, you acknowledge that we may send you Stemettes related insights that we consider relevant to you. Please see our privacy policy for details of why and how we use personal data and your rights (including your right to object and to stop receiving marketing communications from us). To stop receiving marketing communications from us, please click on the unsubscribe link in the relevant email received from us or send an email to team@stemettes.org
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Data Protection and PublicityAt the end of the competition, we'd love to be able to share the children's creative ideas with our audiences via our social media channels, in print and online. By submitting an entry, you are deemed to have given permission for it to be shared by Stemettes and QuestFriendz in this way. There is a limit of one entry per person and the competition is completely free to enter. The competition will close at 23.59 on Friday 21 June 2024. No entries will be accepted after this date.