Young talents unleash creativity to innovate toys at the Sony Creative Science Award 2013


Our Parenting World is pleased to share that Singaporeans young are getting more and more creative. Recently, the Sony Creative Science Award (SCSA) held unique competition where primary school students get to unleash creativity and hone their thinking skills to design and develop their own toys based on some scientific principles.

This compeition is into its 16th year already and it aims to promote creativity and innovation among students. To transform their learning of science into an enjoyable experience. Not only does it encourage imaginative play, it also complements what children learn in school.

Here are some of the creative toys submitted to the competition:

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There are two categories of awards, ScizKid Award and WhizKid Award. To participate in the ScizKid Award, a student had to create a safe and sturdy toy based on a scientific principle while for the WhizKid Award, they had to invent a toy that rocks, rolls or wobbles when played with.

This year’s competition saw more than 4200 toys received from 96 primary schools. The award ceremony was held at the Science Centre on the 24 July. The event was opened by Mdm Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament,  A/Prof Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore and Mr Hidekazu (Henry) Kudo, Regional Chief Financial Officer, Sony Electronics, Asia Pacific.

1-[L-R] Mr Hidekazu Kudo, Mdm Halimah Yacob, Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng officiate the SCSA Exhibition

Here are the winners for the WhizKid Award: 

1-Whizkid Category 1st Prize, Ashutosh Menon Rajeevst

1st Prize goes to Ashutosh Menon Rajeev from Global Indian International School (Queenstown)


The above are the top three winners and the toys they invented. 

Here are the winners for the Scizkid Award:

1-Jacob showcase his award-winning toy to Mdm Halimah Yacob

1st Prize goes to Jacob Tseng Wei Jie  from St. Hilda’s Primary School. 


The above are the top three winners and the toys they invented. 

SCSA is an annual competition, jointly organised by the Science Centre Singapore and Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Instill the creativity and imagination in your child and who knows he or she maybe the next winner in the next Sony Creative Science Award!




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