Be an Inventor! Libraries Summer Competition

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Be an Inventor competition winners

We're thrilled to announce the winners of our Be An Inventor design challenge.


8 and under:

James Hodge, age 6, invented Help-O-Bot, who can answer any question, fly and fix anything

Fraser Wallace, age 7, designed a robot that delivers fruit and makes more fruit in it's tummy

Marley Edosomwan, age 8 created a machine that turns rubbish into rainbows


Ages 9+

Aysha Pollock, age 12 designed a cool and clever wheelchair

Brooke Ellis-Wright, age 10 created  Story Bot, who can read you the story of your choice


The winners received art materials in a special library bag.


About the Be An Inventor competition

Ever had an idea that would let you do amazing things? Make your life easier? Change the world?

Now’s your chance to tell everyone about it! Enter our summer competition and share your drawings, plans or story about an amazing invention.

Our ‘Be an Inventor’ competition is inspired by the Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge, which is all about friendship, ideas and innovation.

How to enter

1. Pick up an entry form from your local library OR

Download our competition form (you don't need to print it in colour) OR

Use two sides of an A4 sheet (if you do this, remember to include your name, age, parent contact details and school) 

2. Get creative!

3. Hand in your completed entry to your local library by Saturday 13th August or email it to libraryevents@falkirk.gov.uk.

You can also share it with us on our social media: Facebook and Instagram at @FalkirkLibraries and on Twitter @LibFalkirk.

Who can enter?
Anyone across the Falkirk Council area who is under 16.

What’s the prize?
You’ll score yourself some art equipment and book tokens.



Terms and conditions

Anyone in the Falkirk area who is under the age of 16 can enter.

You can enter as many times as you like, but only one prize can be won per person.

Your entry can include pictures and/or words. It should be all your own work and should not copy or use work produced by anyone else. 

Winners and runners up will be chosen across different age groups.

Closing date is Saturday August 13th at 3pm, if you are handing in an entry at your local library. If you are sharing your entry by email or social media, you have until midnight on Saturday August 13th. 

Prizes will include art materials and book tokens.

Entries will be shared on Falkirk Leisure and Culture's website and social media channels.

Bonnybridge Library

Bridge Street,

01324 503295


Bo'ness Library

Scotland's Close,
EH51 0AH

01506 778520


Denny Library

Davies Row,

01324 504242


Falkirk Library

Hope Street,

01324 503605


Grangemouth Library

Bo'ness Road,

01324 504690


Larbert Library

22 Hallam Road,
Larbert / Stenhousemuir,

01324 503590


Meadowbank Library

Stevenson Avenue,

01324 503870


Slamannan Library

High Street,

01324 851373


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