Young Thinkers 2019


If you are between 7 and 16 years old, we want to hear from you!

Morris & Company and University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) have once again joined together to challenge Shropshire’s greatest young thinkers with its 2019 Darwin-inspired creative competition. 

This follows on from the success of last year’s ‘one great idea to change the world’ competition with hundreds of youngsters across the county taking part and some stunning ideas and inventions making the big Finals event. This took place during the town’s Darwin’s Birthday celebrations in February – proving that young people from Darwin’s birthplace are full of the very best ideas.

This year, the theme is ‘Dear Darwin’. All you need to do to enter is write a letter to the great man himself inviting him to accompany you on a special journey – anywhere in the past, present or future, in the real world or an imaginary place somewhere else. 

There is no wrong answer, It is just where your imagination takes you – and him – and why you want to go there. It is your ability to persuade our judging panel that your idea is the greatest that will win you the prize.

Up for grabs...

We have some fantastic prizes including : 7-10 years: A magical experience at Windsor’s Legoland including travel and during the School holidays for you and your parents plus your best friend, 11-13 years: A spectacular experience with a helicopter flight for you and a guardian, 14-16 years: The very latest in virtual reality with a pair of the new OCULUS Go Virtual Reality Goggles.

Simply click on the links below for the Competition Pack and a Poster, then select your age range for the entry form to enter.

Competition Pack

Poster For School

Entry Form 7-10 years

Entry Form 11-13 years

Entry Form 14-16 years

Any queries please email us at and we’ll be pleased to help. 


Young Thinkers 2019

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