Calling all Budding Inventors!
The B.D.A. invites dyslexics of all ages to submit ideas for a piece of technology based equipment, which does not currently exist, but which could provide substantial benefits to dyslexic people.
There will be three categories: Primary/Secondary/Adult
- Primary - for those aged 3 - 10.
- Secondary - for those aged 11 - 18.
- Adult - for those over 18.
An exhibition showcasing all the entrants will be held during Dyslexia Awareness Week. All entrants and their families will be entitled to attend.
All entries can be returned by arrangement at entrants own expense.
Closing date: 30th September 2013
Please be aware that from the point of submission your work would be considered to be within the public domain.
A description or design for your invention can either be e-mailed to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to us at:
British Dyslexia Association, Unit 8, Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7BW (Please make reference on email or on packaging that it is for 'Inventors Competition').
Rules for Competition:
- The description,design, mock up or finished product must be created by a dyslexic individual.
- The BDA will accept submissions of any original artwork or designs including, drawings, notes and photography to complement the design.
- All designs must be given a title and short description (max 250 words) making clear what the piece of technology is designed to do.
- Only one entry per person.
- All entries must include a label in a clear place (i.e. on the back of the design) with the name of inventor, postal address, age and contact details including email and phone number.
- Entries must be received by 14th September 2013.
- The BDA is unable to return yourdesciptiondesign, it would need to be collected if you wish it returned.
- Entry is free.
- The BDA may reject entries that it considers inappropriate for any reason.
- The description/design will be judged by a distinguished panel of judges.
- The judges decision is final. Submissions will be judged with regard to: i) Originality ii) Potential benefits to dyslexic individuals iii) practicality of production.
- Photographs of the winning designs/inventions and their inventors may be used in the press and on the BDA website.