Contest entry

Contest entry

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Do you love inventing and creating?

Get involved with MED-EL’s search for hearing inventions! There have been many incredible inventions that help people hear again – or for the first time – and make their lives so much better. There’ll be more inventions in the future – and that’s exactly where this competition comes in. We know children can come up with amazing ideas, so if you are aged 6-12 years old and have a brilliant invention bouncing around in that brain of yours, we’d love to hear all about it.

What type of invention could you make?

  • You could make a video telling us all about your invention idea (no longer than one minute)
  • You can create something super creative and send us a photo of your artwork
  • You could do a drawing or illustration of your invention

Need some inspiration? Check out the winning children’s inventions from a past competition.

Ready, steady, invent!

Every idea is welcome. It could be a new invention, an improvement to something that already exists or a clever idea that helps people with hearing loss. The important thing is how it can help people with hearing loss at any age or make their lives easier.

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In under 200 words please describe your invention and how it can help people living with hearing loss or make their lives easier.
Are you a MED-EL user, or a family member of someone who is a MED-EL user? Please include the name of the MED-EL user you are related to and the nature of relationship (brother/sister/child of MED-EL user)
Upload your image, video, illustration or extra supporting information about your invention idea. Maximum file size is 50 MB. Accepted files: .jpeg, .jpg, .pdf, .png, .doc, .docx, .mov, .ppt, .mpg, .mp4. If you are having trouble uploading large files you can email us your entry to ideas4ears@medel.com
We will only use this phone number to contact you if you win the contest.

Form instructions: Please press submit once and then wait until your files have finished uploading. This may take some time for larger files or for slower internet speeds.

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Be inspired – and inspiring!

The judging panel (of MED-EL inventors) will be looking for originality, creativity, practicality, imagination and innovation in selecting the winning children’s inventions.

The winning children will win a trip to Innsbruck, Austria, along with their guardian, for an innovation tour of MED-EL’s research and development factory and have the opportunity to meet with MED-EL’s many inventors.

Before you enter, please view the full competition terms and conditions and make sure your parents or guardian has given their consent for you to enter.

Competition entries will close at midnight on Friday 17 January 2020.

We look forward to receiving your inventions!