Teach ME National Students' Innovation Competition

Calling all Roblox fans and coders!

Learn coding skills to develop your own game and WIN BIG!

Teach ME National Students Innovation Competition aims to foster a culture of science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship for primary and secondary school students in Trinidad and Tobago. The competition seeks to recognise and reward student innovators and problem-solvers for their application of scientific knowledge and technological solutions in an effort to solve a problem faced by their community or school.

For 2021, the Teach ME National Students Innovation Competition will be once again hosted on the virtual platform Roblox. Roblox is an online game platform and game creation system that allows users to design and build their own games as well as play games created by other users. This competition will expose participants to coding, game development and game design, skills that they will use to build a virtual community in which they would solve a problem related to the overarching theme The Economy and Its Challenges due to COVID-19.


  • All entrants must be nationals of Trinidad and Tobago between the ages of 8 and 17
  • Individuals or teams of up to five (5) persons can enter the competition
  • Judging and prize giving will be divided into the following categories:
    • Juniors Ages: 8 – 10
    • Seniors Ages: 11 – 17
  • Multiple entries are allowed and should be done on separate entry forms.
  • Members of the organising committee and their families are not eligible to enter this competition.
  • Entrants must sign a completed registration form to be considered for judging.

Competition Instructions

Participants would be required to:
1. Create Roblox user account www.roblox.com
2. Download and install the game building software Roblox Studio
3. Using Roblox, create a solution to a threat or problem in your community in
    relation to the theme The Economy and Its Challenges due to COVID-19
4. Present idea and virtual prototype to the judging panel

Video tutorials would be circulated via email to all participants as a guide to using the gaming platform.

Teams must complete a Project Design Packet to document their journey throughout the competition (one design packet per team). Design packets should detail the project concept, design process and development, trials and errors, and any other records. Design packets must include weekly progress notes and can be supplemented with pictures or videos.

Competition timeline

Registration Deadline October 10th, 2021
Submission of Draft Prototypes November 10th, 2021
Submission of Final Prototypes November 20th, 2021
Final Judging/Presentation of Prototypes November 25th, 2021

Registration is CLOSED at this time.