TikTok about STEM’s force for good

20k prize pool.
Nov 24, 2021
TikTok a solution.

Samsung Electronics Australia has launched Solve for Tomorrow, a nationwide competition challenging Australia’s next young innovators to show their creativity by using STEM to help solve an issue they are passionate about.

Young Australians aged 18–24, are invited to upload a video to TikTok explaining the social issue that matters most to them and how they would solve it using STEM skills.

Solve for Tomorrow is designed to challenge young Australians to demonstrate their proficiency in STEM and to consider how they can be applied to solve real world issues such as climate change, sustainability or inclusivity. The program is also aimed at encouraging young people’s interest in these subjects to help them consider future career pathways.

Shaneez Johnston, Head of Corporate Affairs, at Samsung Electronics Australia says, “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.”

The competition starts November 22 and closes on December 20 with winners to be selected based on a judging criteria that looks 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.

Launched in the U.S. in 2010, Solve for Tomorrow is a global initiative that asks participants to use their knowledge in STEM to unleash their imaginations into tangible solutions that can solve societal problems. The core objective of Solve for Tomorrow is to drive awareness of STEM learning to encourage more young people to consider the subjects that will impact on their future careers.

For more information on Solve for Tomorrow and how to enter visit the website.

Entry is limited to Australian residents aged 18–24yrs. Entry closes 20 Dec 2021.