Winners & special mentions
Lucy Chesterton a grade 11 learner from St Cyprians School for Girls in Cape Town. Helen (Inscape CEO) was convinced that Lucy’s project was of such a good standard that it needed to be patented. Helen immediately contacted Adams and Adams who advised that should she make the project public by way of announcing the winner, Lucy would not be able to go ahead with the patent. It was on this advice, that Helen contacted Lucy’s mother (who was not aware that Lucy had entered the competition). Between Helen, mom and the attorneys within five days, the patent application was made and lodged and the public announcement went ahead. Lucy won R25 000 for herself, R25 000 for her school and the opportunity for herself, five friends and her teacher to enrol for a virtual learning course through inscape. Lucy also has a patented product that can now be developed into the market place. Lucy’s project explores the concept of grounding children when travelling to avoid disturbing fellow passengers.