Have your little ones, big idea send them over to USA

This post is sponsored by Origin Energy

I was cleaning the house recently and I walked into the dining area and found my youngest daughter busily drawing away, I asked her what she was drawing as I walked past and didn’t hear a reply, I glanced over her shoulder.

Little Big Ideas 2

She was so deep in thought she couldn’t hear me.  She said “Mummy you work so hard around the home, wouldn’t it be nice to have some help.  This robot can do everything for you… the claw is to help fold the washing”.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have our own little robot maid like Rosie from the Jetsons.  I can imagine now what I would do with all that ‘spare’ time!!

Little Big Ideas 1

I absolutely love her innovation, creativity and understanding of what I do around the house.


Origin Energy have created the littleBIGidea competition to encourage students from grade three to eight to share their clever  invention idea.  It can be absolutely anything from an energy-saving technology or it be something as simple as making life a little easier (around the home, for the pets, outdoor, at the supermarket, the list is endless).  However, the idea does need to be possible and practical (unlike my maid robot above).  They want to hear all ideas, no matter how big or small!

I love this idea of getting the kids to think and create, always benefits their education and to think outside the box.  This competition can be run at home or with your child’s teacher at school.


Students don’t need to create their idea, they simply submit it with a 200 word written explanation or create a 1 minute video explaining the idea.

The top 12 ideas will be selected based on the following criteria… originality, creativity, practicality, imagination and innovation.  

The finalists will then attend the littleBIGideas forum in October to present their idea to the judging panel, ABC’s The Inventors Program host James O’Loghlin, my lovely friend and writer of Childhood 101 Christie Burnett and Origin Energy for Schools Ambassador Bernard Caleo

Win a trip to the USA

There are more than $100,000 in prizes to be won, including three innovation adventures to the USA (The Kennedy Space Centre, Epcot Centre at Disneyland, the Orlando Science Centre and Ripley’s Believe it or Not) worth $10,000 each.  $1,000 cash for each runner-up and $4,000 for the students school.

This is such a great opportunity for the kids, their little idea can turn into a BIG adventure!!

Enter the littleBIGideas competition here


I am a true believer in dreaming big.  I teach my kids that there is a possibility dreams can come true, they need to believe in themselves and just give it a go.

Dream Big, Believe It, Do It

This print is available in my shop here (digital product, instant download).

This post was coordinated by The Remarkables Group and run in accordance with my disclosure policy

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1 comment

Kate Lloyd June 26, 2014 - 9:42 AM

What a fabulous competition for kids.


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