WIN-STEM AWARDS AND CONTEST:CALL FOR ENTRIES

ABOUT WIN-STEM AWARDS & CONTEST

Win-STEM is an acronym for Winning in the fields of Science Technology Engineering and Math; an advocacy initiative of WITIN, designed to create awareness and win women and girls interest to explore and master the world of STEM to improve self and our universe in this new normal. The purpose is to identify, understand, diffuse and remove the challenges of inequalities women and girls face in their world and provide best solutions to address them. Expectations include:
• To improve the role and state of women and girls in equitable participation, promotion, contributions to, and shared benefits in the world of STEM.
• To provide new opportunities, improve and support the competences and abilities for equitable employment and recognition of skills for women, girls and their families.

PLATFORMS(s)

Updates on this contest may be announced and promoted on Social Media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Entries would be accepted via Google Forms. Contest winners would also be announced on social media.

HOW TO ENTER

Contestants are expected to fill in this entry/sign up form. Individual contestants can only submit one entry.
All submissions must be original content created by the contestant .

ELIGIBILITY

+Contestants must identify as “female” and be at least 13 years old on the date of entry into the contest.
+Contestants must have the permission of parents or legal guardians (“Parent“) prior to entering into the contest if below 18.
+The person submitting the entry will be considered the “contestant” and will be the only one eligible to compete for the award of recognition. Organizations are not eligible to compete.

WINNERS & RECOGNITION AWARD

Winners would be selected in 3 categories.
Category 1 – Female Students in Secondary School: Top 25 entries
Category 2 – Female Students in Higher Institutions: Top 25 entries
Category 3 – Female Non-Students : Top 25 entries
Winners would be recognized online on social media AND presented Awards (Special Certificate of Recognition).

DATES & DEADLINES

February 11, 2021: Contest commences at 8am WAT on International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021
February 25 27, 2021: Contest closes at 11.59pm WAT
March 01, 2021: Judging begins
March 04, 2021: Judging ends
March 08. 2021: Winners are announced and globally recognized on International Women’s Day 2021

JUDGES

The contest jury comprises selected members of WITIN Advisory board and team of professions in the field of STEM