'Showcasing the can-do Igbo Spirit: Innovations and Inventions from the South East.’
(1) There is no age restriction for applicants.
B. Collective Inventions
Submissions invented/innovated collectively by up to and including three persons
will be accepted. In such cases, all the individuals must sign the application form
Each invention or device must be created by the submitting individual(s).
Note: Submitting individual(s) must sign the disclaimer form attesting to the
invention/innovation being their own and bearing all copyright responsibilities
Invention and/or device to be submitted should meet the following criteria:
Creativity and originality from a technical perspective.
Apparent advantage or benefit.
Note: works of art such as poetry, short stories, artistic paintings and
sculptures, as well as basic research reports and observation records shall not
The Display of Inventions and/or Devices
The invention or device itself must be put on display, as a principle.
Note: Applying individuals shall bear the responsibility for the safety of
transporting their invention/innovation to the exhibition site. Ola ndi Igbo
cannot accept liability for any damage to any invention/innovation either
during the transportation or exhibition of the invention/innovation.
In the case that an invention or device should be a computer program or
any material that is not easily understandable in its basic form, the applicant
should prepare a presentation that attendees can clearly understand.
Examples of such presentations include models showing the invention's or
device's purpose and function, an explanatory panel, or a video tape
recorder(VTR) explaining the content.
The submission itself should not exceed one meter in height, length, and
depth or ten kilograms in weight.
Note 1: In the case an invention or device should exceed the size limits as
outlined, it may be substituted with a displayable model that clearly expresses
its purpose and function.
Note 2: If one wishes to submit a piece exceeding any of the maximums, the
matter must be explained to and cleared by South Saharan Social
Development Organization (SSDO) beforehand.
A. Parties to Submit Applications
(1) Applications must be submitted by the individual(s) inventors/Innovators
(2) Applications sent on behalf of inventors/Innovators shall not be accepted.
B. Formal Application
(1) All interested applicants must complete the application form
(2) Applications must be completed in English.
(3)Each applicant can submit up to three inventions and/or innovations.
(4) The deadline for the submission of applications is 15th October, 2017.
(5) Application forms should be submitted by E-mail only
Selection of winning Inventions/Innovations
(1) Judges shall be selected to evaluate the submitted inventions/innovations and
select the best twenty inventions in the order of priority
(2) The selections will be based on a strict pre-set criteria
The Prize Ceremony
In the evening of the event, a ceremony shall be held for the winners to be announced
and receive their prizes.