About the Prize

We’re on the hunt for 11-16 year olds, who are passionate about making the world a better place, to develop A.I based solutions, which will improve the lives of others.

With the support of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Longitude Explorer is re-launching on the 23 September and this time, we’re focussing on how Artificial Intelligence can help solve the most pressing problems facing society, from climate change and pollution to health and wellbeing.

It all starts with an idea. 

From the 23 September, we’ll be calling out for the best and boldest ideas that use AI to make the world a better place. We’ll provide learning materials and real examples of AI uses to help kick-start your creative thinking. Selected ideas will then be supported to develop into reality, with grants worth up to £25,000 for the winning school or youth group. 

Participants are encouraged to submit ideas that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help people live longer (helping the older generation to stay independent and active), live better (helping people live healthier), live together (through better transportation and tech) and live greener (helping tackle pollution and energy saving).

The aim is to stimulate young people’s entrepreneurial skills and show how they have the power to create impactful solutions by applying STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) knowledge to address some of the world’s biggest issues.

Are you eligible to enter?

  1. All team members must be between 11-16 years old at the time of entry (29th November 2019)
  2. Teams must be made up of 2-5 young people 
  3. All teams must be represented by an adult as a guardian throughout the challenge prize, who must be a member of staff at the school or youth group entering
  4. The competition is open to any constituted school or youth group based in the UK. 
  5. Schools/groups can enter more than one team into the competition 

Timeline of the Longitude Explorer Prize