The competition is open until 10 September 2017.
The IET has teamed up with Mondelēz International, home to well-known confectionery brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk and Maynards Bassetts, to launch an engineering-themed competition for children.
The #ISeeMore Engineer the Chocolate Bar of the Future competition aims to engage 8-16 year olds in engineering and innovation through chocolate. The winner will receive a once-in-a-lifetime, all expenses paid trip to the Bournville Factory in Birmingham in October to create their winning design as a prototype and meet real-life engineers, as well as a trip to Cadbury World and an iPad Mini.
Emma McLeod, Research Principal for Process Technology at Mondelēz International, who will be on the judging panel said: “While we want the entries to be creative and clever, we’re really looking for entrants to think about the method of creating their chocolate bar of the future.”
The judges will be looking for details of how the chocolate bar will be made, how it will look and taste, as well as how creative the concept is. There is an entry form for entrants to complete, and the opportunity to submit drawings or videos to support their idea.
The other judges on the panel will be IET Chief Executive, Nigel Fine, and Great British Bake Off finalist and Aerospace Engineer, Andrew Smyth.
The competition is part of the IET’s Engineer a Better World campaign, which aims to highlight to parents and their children the huge variety of exciting, creative and stimulating careers in modern engineering.
The competition closes on 16 September 2017 and the winner and runners up will be announced in early October.
For more information about the competition, the competition entry form and terms and conditions, please visit the IET Engineer A Better World website.