Frequently Asked Questions?


AYIC is the acronym for African Young Innovators Challenge. It is an annual contest for kids between ages 6 and 15 to develop and showcase innovation in thematic areas.

Kids acan apply by visiting the AYIC website ( and create aprofile and complete the application process

Yes, the competition is free for all participants. There is no registration fee. If your team is chosen to advance to the Final Stage, All costs, including travel, are the responsibility of the participants or team. However, teams or individual can choose to attend virtually via Zoom if travel costs are prohibitive.

NO Parents are not allowed to apply for their children but are allowed to guild/help children during the application process.

Yes. Kids can apply as individuals or groups with a maximum Number of 3 in a group.

AYIC select winners through the multi-stage strategy of the contest. We beleive all our applicant(kids) are winners. But we select the overall winners at the end of the 3 stages which include the initial application > innovation submission/pitching.

The winners of AYIC gets a total of 5000 USD which comprise of 1000 USD as cash and 4000 USD in Benefits.

AYIC is taking innovations in the area of Health, Environment and Security


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