FCHgo Award: "World of the future: the best FCH application"

How will hydrogen transform the future of mobility and energy? What are its potential new applications?

The international FCHgo Award challenges pupils to imagine innovative applications of FCH technology that will transform our daily-lives in the future. The theme of the contest is ‘World of the future: the best FCH application’.

Teams of pupils are invited to submit a project – a movie, photo story, collage, model – or any other creative product that follows this theme.The project should focus on future application(s) of FCH technology and is the result of teamwork. Teachers, parents and industry stakeholders are encouraged to support pupils’ applications.

The aims of the competition are:

  • Raise awareness and interest in FCH technologies among teachers, school children and their families
  • Make pupils more aware of technological opportunities, so they can accept and promote them and provide inspiration for the application of FCH technologies
  • Strengthen local networks in order to increase public awareness and acceptance across Europe about FCH technologies and their significant contribution to the achievement of European energy targets.

The competition is launched by FCHgo, which stands for Fuel Cells Hydrogen educational model for schools, a project funded by the The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.The goal of FCHgo is to strengthen public acceptance and awareness of fuel cell hydrogen technologies (FCH-Ts) by educating pupils of all education levels, from primary to secondary school. The project was launched in January 2019 and it was extended until June 2021.

Why schools should participate?

The basic principles of FCH functioning and benefits are an important subject for school education, making sure that young minds are well equipped for the energy transition and that ecological thinking becomes a fundamental part of current and future generations.

Who can apply?

The contest addresses pupils from 8 to 18 years as well as their teachers, parents and industry stakeholders willing to support pupils competing and/or to sponsor the award ceremonies. School teams/classes from Primary and Secondary schools from all over the world can participate!

1.    In the first mode, students aged 8 to 18 from schools, initiatives and associations with educational purposes from any country in the world are invited to participate. Private and public schools can also participate. In this case, students can participate in teams (minimum 4 members) or with the whole class.
2.    After the health emergency, FCHgo has extended participation to those at home. With the FCHgo at Home mode, the competition will be open to
–  schools that are doing distance learning with children aged 8 to 18
–  students aged 18 and over
–  underage students (aged 8 and over) with at least one adult family member.
The minimum number of members per team is 2 pupils – it is just more fun and two brains are smarter than a single one!
 

Ways to participate in the COVID-19 context

1.    In the first mode, students aged 8 to 18 from schools, initiatives and associations with educational purposes from any country in the world are invited to participate. Private and public schools can also participate. In this case, students can participate in teams (minimum 4 members) or with the whole class.
2.    After the health emergency, FCHgo has extended participation to those at home. With the FCHgo at Home mode, the competition will be open to
–  schools that are doing distance learning with children aged 8 to 18
–  students aged 18 and over
–  underage students (aged 8 and over) with at least one adult family member.
The minimum number of members per team is 2 pupils – it is just more fun and two brains are smarter than a single one!
 

How it works

Participating classes will compete against each other within their school category (primary, lower secondary and upper secondary): they will have to come up with an application based on or related to the use of hydrogen in everyday life. The product submitted, should also have or should be able to have, in the future, a didactical value both for teachers as a teaching aid and/or for students as a learning material.

When?

The International Award is now open for submissions.

The deadline for submitting works to the contest is 31 March 2021. 

Due to the present situation caused by Coronavirus pandemic, the Award deadline was postponed: the new deadline is 31st March 2021.

Awards and prizes

The top applications at national level in the project countries may then have the chance to be awarded prizes and participate in the national award ceremonies between April and May 2021. The winners at international level will be represented at the final award ceremony.

Contact: ineuropa@ineuropa.info

More information about the award, registration and application templates are available on the FCHgo project website

 

 

Date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: 
International
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