The Bright Ideas Challenge is now open!

The Bright Ideas Challenge Philippines asks high school students to imagine creative ideas of how cities of the future might be powered. It is designed to spark young people’s curiosity in science and engineering and help deliver the school’s curriculum in a fun and engaging way.

Shell is committed to inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators. The competition shows students how STEM can tackle real world problems and make a positive difference in the world.

Ready to rise to the challenge? Winners of The Bright Ideas Challenge Philippines can receive up to PHP 1 Million prize packages of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) prizes. They may also get the opportunity to visit Make The Future Festival in Singapore.

Step 1: Watch the videos

Each of the four key activities that make up The Bright Ideas Challenge are introduced in a series of videos. They will establish the competition to the students and guide them towards completing their entry. Watch them for an overview of the competition.

    Step 2: Download the resources

Download the key resources you need to deliver The Bright Ideas Challenge in your classroom. We recommend you start by reading the Teacher Toolkit, which explains how the competition works and the different resources we’ve developed for you. As an optional activity, you can also get your students fired-up and working as a team with our engineering ice-breakers.

Download Ice-breaker Activities

Download Student Workbook

Download Teacher Toolkit

Step 3: Submit Your Entries

To enter, simply send your students’ Bright Ideas Entry Form and your Teacher Cover Sheet to Deadline for submission is 31 January 2018.

Download Bright Ideas Entry Form

Download Teacher Cover Sheet

Any questions?

For all other enquiries, email You should also read the Frequently Asked Questions and Terms and Conditions.

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