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Win a share of $24,000 in prizes with Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

Inspiring Kiwi kids to change the world for good.
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The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition is open for entries in 2024, we can't wait to see what the young talent on Aotearoa will design-think, innovate and invent!

MOTAT is a proud partner of this nationwide competition which challenges New Zealand’s next generation of innovators to unleash their creativity and use STEAM to help improve their communities.

Following feedback from teachers across the country, we’re excited that this year we’re giving even more of you the opportunity to get involved in Solve for Tomorrow, with entries now open to students in years 7-10 AND years 11-13.
For more information on the two age categories see how to enter.

The finalists will share $24,000 in prizes, including prize money and Samsung technology for them and their school.

Some top tips!

Check out the entries from last year to understand what a winning project looks like.

The competition judges are here to help! Simply submit your project plan by 24 June 2024 for feedback will be provided by 15 July, then you’ll then have until 2 September 2024 to submit your final entry. This step is optional, but in keeping with design thinking principles, taking the opportunity to receive and implement feedback will strengthen your entry and improve your chance of winning! We highly recommend this step!

Alongside this support is a suite of videos which will help you to hone your entry.

Final working prototypes are not required. However, we encourage you to outline or expand on how your idea could be developed further.

Use simple, conversational language to explain your idea to the judges.

Please read the terms and conditions and privacy policy in detail before submitting your idea.

Submitting your activity plan outline early for judges feedback is optional, however it is highly recommended as your entry will be much more strengthened through implementing judges feedback to your initial idea.

Entries close at 11.59pm on 2 September 2024. If you require additional support to complete your application form and idea submission, please email the Samsung team on