Interested parties in the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE), Students Creative Research Category, have until May 31, 2019 to submit their entries.

Student Creative Research Category is for new and innovative projects/models developed by college and high school students.

Bryan Ybañez, RICE Event Focal Person, said several contestants have already submitted entries not in Students Creative Research Category but also in such other categories as Invention Category, Utility Model Category, Industrial Design Category, and Creative Research Category.

This year’s RICE, which held from June 12 to 14, 2019, at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City, is the qualifying round for the National Invention Contest. It is open to all Filipino science inventors, researchers, professionals and students and others in Region 7 interested in joining the contest and exhibits.

Up for grabs in the contest are the prestigious awards in the following categories:

•        Outstanding Invention (Tuklas Award)

•        Outstanding Utility Model

•        Outstanding Industrial Design

•        Outstanding Creative Research (Likha Award) 

•        Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) for High    School and College students.

The cash awards for the winners are as follows:

Outstanding Invention (Tuklas Award)

1st Price – P50,000           2nd Price – P30,000      3rd Price – P20,000

Outstanding Utility Model

1st Price – P25,000           2nd Price – P10,000      3rd Price – P5,000

Outstanding Industrial Design

          1st Price – P25,000           2nd Price – P10,000      3rd Price – P5,000

Outstanding Creative Research (Likha Award)  –   Government Funded

          1st Price – P20,000           2nd Price – P10,000      3rd Price – P5,000

Outstanding Creative Research   (Likha Award)  –   Private Funded

          1st Price – P20,000           2nd Price – P10,000      3rd Price – P5,000

Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) for College students –

          1st Price – P25,000           2nd Price – P10,000      3rd Price – P5,000

Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol Award) for High    School students –

          1st Price – P25,000           2nd Price – P10,000      3rd Price – P5,000