The STEMBucket Challenge is a cross-country competition looking at playful and frugal designs addressing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths based educational practice. We’re looking for creative, sustainable, and  engaging activities, and will provide monetary prizes to help support your great work.

STEMBucket challenge winners will be selected from each country, as well as individual category winners that best embody playfulness, frugality, and learning. All shortlisted entries will also feature in the upcoming ACES educational eBook as stand-out examples of excellent practice!

The challenge will begin accepting entries from March 1st until July 29th at 4:00pm (UK time), with winner announced in August!

Scroll down for more information, including entry criteria and requirements…

Participating Countries

Malaysia

Vietnam

Indonesia

If you, or someone you know working in education across Malaysia, Indonesia, or Vietnam has a great playful and frugal learning design they’d like to share, why not enter into the ACES STEMBucket challenge!

£500 prizes

One prize will be awarded for each participating country. One for Malaysia, one for Indonesia, and one for Vietnam!

£500 prizes

Prizes will also be awarded for standout examples of the use of playful aspects, frugal aspects, and impact on learning!

Additional £500 development grant

The overall winner will be selected from the various country and category winners and will receive an additional £500 development grant for use in supporting the delivery or expansion of their winning project!

Best of luck to all participants!

Entry Criteria

We are looking for activities and learning designs that demonstrate the following attributes:

STEM Learning

The activity must demonstrate the potential for, or evidence of, impact on learning and competencies in STEM.

Playful Aspects

The activity must promote the sense of curiosity, autonomy, and agency of learners to experiment, whilst engaging with fun challenges and social interactivity. Learn More…

Frugal Aspects

The activity must promote the inventive, resourceful, and environmentally conscious use of materials and resources to deliver creative, practical, and sustainable practice. Learn More… 

Submission Requirements

In order to participate in the STEMBucket Challenge you will need to provide the following:

  • A video showcase of your activity (Max: 5 minutes)
  • A written summary of your activity, consisting of:
    • Activity title
    • Summary description (200 words)
    • Describe the learning and/or competency outcomes of your activity (100 words)
    • Describe the playful aspects of your activity (100 words)
    • Describe the frugal aspects of your activity (100 words)

Your video should provide a summary of the activity and specifically talk about what STEM learning aspects you are addressing, as well as demonstrating any playful and frugal aspects within the activity.

All shortlisted submissions will be showcased on the ACES YouTube channel and in the ACES STEMBucket booklet!

Local partners will manage competition submissions.
(Prize money will be awarded in the country’s currency equivalent in pounds)

Entries accepted: March 1st - July 29th 4pm (UK time)

Any questions regarding the STEMBucket challenge can be sent to aces@gchangers.org

Partners

Coventry University

Coventry University

United Kingdom

Universiti Malaysia, Sarawak

Universiti Malaysia, Sarawak

Malaysia

Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo

Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo

Indonesia

Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Vietnam

Funders

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