A new competition has been launched to encourage more young people to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries.

The Formula 100 competition, set up by Your Life, a three-year campaign aimed to encourage STEM careers in the UK, will invite pupils aged 11-18 to submit a 30-second video answering “what would you invent and why?”

The best entrants will then win prizes such as trips to Rio Tinto’s diamond plant in Belgium, a day at a Ford test track or a day with the BT Sports team.

The competition will work to build a group of 100 students, who will be offered the support of entrepreneurs and business figures to guide their career choices.

The competition has three age categories (11-13, 14-15 and 16-18) and runs until February 15 this year.

The winners will be announced on the Your Life Twitter and Facebook page @YourLifeTeam throughout the competition.

Students can submit their entry by emailing Formula100@yourlife.org.uk with their video, name, age, school and contact details.

They can promote their entries on Twitter, Vine and Instagram using the hashtag #Formula100.


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