A ‘maker’ is a term coined in Germany and the US for a growing breed of young inventors and tech savvy professionals that are constantly working on the next ‘big thing’.
This year’s competition is not only for budding inventors or tech savvy youth, but for artists, movie makers, engineers or anyone with a love of tinkering, designing, hacking, and innovating, say the organizers.
The competition brings together a community of young people with mentors and a space to make. In small groups, participants work together to design and make a youth-chosen, open-ended project that they will showcase at a Maker Fair.
Complete details on the completion and registration can be found online at www.youngmakers.vn.
The top winning team will a receive cash prize of US$875 (VND20 million), with second and third places getting US$440 (VND10 million) and US$220 (VND5 million), respectively.
Other prizes include a 10-day Silicon Valley Immersion Trip to California in the US valued at US$6,000.