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The Immerse Education Tech Competitions for 11-15 year olds.

Details of the competitions, the guidelines, the prizes and important competition dates for your diary are outlined below.

Entrants may enter individually or through their school – please see below for further details of school entries and prizes.

Please note that participants are invited to enter for EITHER the essay competition OR the app competition. Duplicate entries may not be considered or may be withdrawn.

What is the Immerse Education Tech Essay Competition?

The Immerse Education Tech Essay Competition provides the opportunity for students aged 11-15 to submit an essay response to a pre-set question relating to technology.

Who can apply?

Students of all nationalities who will be aged 11-15 during the summer of 2019.

What should I write about?

Our essay question is pre-defined but broad to enable you to tailor your response to reflect your interest in technology.

How do I submit my essay?

Please complete the form below which will request your essay as a pdf document. A photo will also be requested which will be used on our website to celebrate winning entries.

Top Prize 

Winning essays will be awarded with 100% scholarships covering the participation for an Immerse technology programme of your choice.

Runners-up

Essays that are awarded runner-up prizes will be offered a partial scholarship of up to 75% of the participation fee for an Immerse technology programme of your choice.

Schools

Winning entries for the schools entry will be awarded with a 70% scholarship covering the participation for an Immerse technology programme of the student’s choice. This student will also be awarded a £50 Amazon voucher.

Guidelines
Grammar/Spellcheck: British English must be used. Your essay should be checked for spelling and grammar before submitting.
Distribution: All winning entries will be shared on the Immerse Education website, and in Immerse marketing materials, including social media. Immerse Education may also publish non-winning entries.
Editing: Articles can be edited by Immerse Education at their discretion.
Word count: 500 words (+/- 10%)
Content: The essay question is pre-set but broad and your answer should reflect your interest in technology. Inappropriate language, or content that might discriminate or cause offence will result in your withdrawal from the competition.
URLs: Hyperlinks to external and internal URLs are highly recommended to reference any research completed.
Entries: One entry per person.

This is an opportunity for schools to host their own Tech Essay Competition. Teachers will encourage their students aged 11-15 to write an essay on the pre-set question relating to technology – ‘Why should young people be interested in technology and how can it benefit society?’

To help judge entries, we would encourage teachers to review our competition guidelines above. The teacher can then select one winning entry from their school  (there must be a minimum of 10 students who enter the competition to qualify for the school competition entry).

How do teachers submit the winning essay?

Teachers can send their schools’ winning entry to enquiries@immerse.education.

Prize

Winning essays for the schools entry will be awarded with a 70% scholarship covering the participation for an Immerse technology programme of the student’s choice. This student will also be awarded a £50 Amazon voucher.

8th February 2019  – Essay Competition open at 9AM UK time

1st May 2019 – Essay Competition close at 11:59PM UK time

31st May 2019 – Competition Winners will be informed

Ongoing – Winning entries will be featured on the Immerse Education website.

Due to the high number of applications, it is not possible for us to provide individualised feedback.

Essay question: Why should young people be interested in technology and how can it benefit society?

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If you have a query, please feel free to contact us, we would be more than happy to help. Email us at enquiries@immerse.education

What is the Immerse Education Tech App Competition?

The Immerse Education Tech App Competition provides the opportunity for students aged 11-15 to submit their proposal for a new app by outlining its purpose and features.

Who can apply?

Students of all nationalities who will be aged 11-15 during the summer of 2019.

What should my app do?

This is entirely up to you! We are looking for innovation but also an app that would really make an impact on people’s lives.

How do I submit my ideas?

Please complete the form below which will request details of your app. You will also have the opportunity to attach supporting documents, for example if you have drawn your logo or the layout of your app on paper.

Top Prize 

Winning entries will be awarded with 100% scholarships covering the participation for an Immerse technology programme of your choice.

Runners-up

Entries that are awarded runner-up prizes will be offered a partial scholarship of up to 75% of the participation fee for an Immerse technology programme of your choice.

Schools

Winning entries for the schools entry will be awarded with a 70% scholarship covering the participation for an Immerse technology programme of the student’s choice. This student will also be awarded a £50 Amazon voucher.

Guidelines
Distribution: All winning entries will be shared on the Immerse Education website, and in Immerse marketing materials, including social media. Immerse Education may also publish non-winning entries.
Editing: Responses can be edited by Immerse Education at their discretion.
Entries: One entry per person.

This is an opportunity for schools to host their own App Competition. Teachers will encourage their students aged 11-15 to create a proposal for a new app by outlining its purpose and features. The teacher can then select one winning entry from their school (there must be a minimum of 10 students who enter the competition to qualify for the school competition entry).

How do I submit my students’ ideas?

Teachers can send their schools’ winning entry to enquiries@immerse.education.

Prize

Winning entries for the schools entry will be awarded with a 70% scholarship covering the participation for an Immerse technology programme of the student’s choice. This student will also be awarded a £50 Amazon voucher.

8th February 2019  – App Competition open at 9AM UK time

1st May 2019 – App Competition close at 11:59PM UK time

31st May 2019 – Competition Winners will be informed

Ongoing – Winning entries will be featured on the Immerse Education website.

Due to the high number of applications, it is not possible for us to provide individualised feedback.

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If you have a query, please feel free to contact us, we would be more than happy to help. Email us at enquiries@immerse.education

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