Every year, the Association for Youth, Science and Technology (AMAVET) organizes a two-day event for primary and secondary school students with a passion for science and technology. However, the implementation of this 15th year was endangered by the COVID-19 infection. Therefore, the organizers decided to realize the event in a different way than ever before – virtually!
„152 works were submitted for this year’s competition, which is 30 more than the previous year. We are pleased with the higher number of projects because it occurred during the coronavirus pandemic that affected each of us,“ said Mr. David Richter, director of the competition.
A total of 46 projects advanced to the finals, which will be held from 24 to 25 April 2020. More information and also a video about the Junior Internet project can be found on our website (Slovak only).
AMAVET received funding for the implementation of this year’s Junior Internet competition from the SK-NIC Fund.
We are glad that we were able to support this excellent competition again. At the time of submitting the support, no one of us had any idea about how the coronavirus situation would complicate the preparation of the event. Therefore, we are very happy that the organizers accepted this challenge and will realize the finals of the competition through a video conference
If also you have a great idea with the potential to raise the level of education, help the environment or people with special needs, do not hesitate to apply for the current call of the SK-NIC Fund, which is open until the end of May 2020. The terms, topics and all important information can be found on our website (Slovak only).