Monday, September 21, 2015

WYETH NUTRITION: NATIONAL KIDS' INNOVATION DAY



As a Mommy blogger,  I was able to attend the most awaited event for this month of September. Wyeth Nutrition launched a nationwide search for “kid innovators” during its National Kids’ Innovation Day, held at The Mind Museum in Taguig City marking the company’s advocacy to nurture the spirit of innovation among Filipino children.





A group of dancing guys with led lights costume surprisingly opened the program.

Ms. Issa Litton formally started the program with her witty introduction on the event overview.

“Sparking the spirit of innovation among our young generation can help propel our pursuit toward better lives for Filipino families,” Wyeth Nutrition President and General Manager Joseph Eugene David said.


Aiming to spark curiosity in children and nurture their love for science and passion for innovation, the search invites students aged 9 to 14, grades 4 to 8, to submit an innovative science-related project that they produced, either alone or as a group of 2-5 members, in compliance with an academic requirement or as a personal initiative.


Wyeth Nutrition’s program not only seeks to recognize outstanding kid innovators and their achievements, but also aspires to celebrate their exciting journey to innovation, to encourage and inspire more children to unleash the power of their curiosity.

Dr. William Padolina, National Academy of Science and Technology President delivered his notes on 
"The Role of Innovation in Improving Lives." 

According to Dr. Padolina...


A message from Br. Narciso S. Erguiza, FSC, Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines.
"Sparking the Spirit of Innovativeness in Students


Ms. Issa got to interview the Kid Innovators and was amazed by the young minds invention and awards that they have received.

The Kid Innovators received honor from Wyeth Nutrition
Jejomar Derecho & Aliana Mae Arales
Invention: Tri-Axis Accelerometer as Commercial Seismic Wave Sensor
Award: GOLD, 2014 International Youth Invention Exhibition Awards held in Taiwan


 Justine Silvestre, & Adrian Dela Cruz
Invention: Oxygen Plasma Surface Modification of Polylactic Acid-Cellulose Acetate-Chitosan Nanocomposite Fiber: It’s Effect on Hydrophilicity and Anti-Bacterial Property Against E. coli and S. aureus
Award: Best Overseas Project and Best in Oral Presentation,
Mahidol Wittayanusorn School (MWITS) Science Fair held in Thailand



 Mari Christine Amon, Jeanne Alexis Marasigan,Leira Mae Socito,Alexis Andrea Tamayo & Whinley Hasset Uy

Invention: Light Intensity Meter Operated Automatic Gas Tank Valve Lock: GT-VALOCK
Award: GOLD, 2014 International Youth Invention Exhibition Awards held in Taiwan

Ahmed “Amin” Ibn Djaliv Turabin Hataman
Invention: Biodegradable plastics made of nata de coco

Award: 2015 BRONZE, I-SWEEP Olympiad

2014 GOLD, International Young Inventors Olympiad


The Search for Filipino KIDS INNOVATORS begins



Frequently Asked Questions 
.      What is the National Kids’ Innovation Day or NKID?

A: The National Kids’ Innovation Day is an occasion led by Wyeth Nutrition that promotes the importance of nurturing the value of innovation in children. It represents the advocacy of the company to help propel the spirit of innovativeness and drive meaningful innovations toward nurturing healthier generations.

 What is Wyeth Nutrition’s vision for NKID?

A: Our vision is to celebrate the spirit of innovativeness in children and drive innovations in the country through the NKID, supported by the Filipino citizenry.

What is the Search for the Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators?

A: The nationwide Search for the Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators is an advocacy that aims to recognize outstanding kid innovators and their achievements, and celebrate their exciting journey to innovation, to encourage and inspire more children to unleash the power of their curiosity.
 Who can participate in the Search?

A: The search is open to all students aged 9 to 14, grades 4 to 8, who may participate alone or in groups of two to five (2-5) members.

How can I submit my project as an entry to the search?

A: Participant/s shall submit a written brief and a simple video presentation of an innovative science-related project that they produced as an academic requirement or personal initiative, duly endorsed by the Science Department Head of the school. Submission shall be made via email to wyethnutritionkidinnovators@gmail.com on or before April 1, 2016.

The video, with a maximum length of three minutes, shall provide a demonstration of the invention, while the written brief shall contain the following information:
·         Who is/are the participant/s and the adviser?
·         What is the invention called?
·         What is its purpose and use/s? 
·         Who can benefit from the invention and how?
·         What inspired you to create the invention?
·         How was it developed (process)?


 What kind of science projects can I submit?

A: Participant/s may submit any innovative science-related project.

How will the entries be judged?

A: Entries will be judged based on Innovativeness and Functionality (40%), Resourcefulness and Creativity (30%), Social Relevance (20%) and Overall Presentation (10%).

Can I submit science projects from previous years?

A: The project must have been undertaken within the period of three years preceding the submission of entry.

Can we submit more than one project?

A: Because we want to give equal opportunity to all students/schools who will participate in the Search, only one (1) entry per participant or group is allowed.

  There are 7 of us in a group. Can we participate in the Search?

A: Entries may be submitted individually or in groups of two to five (2-5) members.

  Can I belong to more than one group?

A: To give equal chance to all participants, a participant may only be part of one (1) group during the competition.

  What prizes can we win?

A: Winning teams will each receive a cash prize of One Hundred Thousand Pesos (P100,000.00) and trophy. The schools of each winning team will also receive a Science & Technology Showcase worth One Hundred Thousand Pesos (P100,000.00). 

  When is the deadline for submissions?

A: Students who wish to participate may submit their entries on or before April 1, 2016.


When will the winners of the Search be announced?

A: After careful deliberation, the top three (3) submissions/winners will be notified by a Wyeth Nutrition representative via electronic and direct mail. All winners will be formally recognized and awarded during the National Kids’ Innovation Day 2016.

  Is the Search for Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators a yearly activity?


A: Wyeth envisions the National Kids’ Innovation Day to become an official observance of innovation in children. Accordingly, the Search for Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators, which is a highlight of NKID in inspiring innovation among children, will also be an annual activity.

Wyeth Nutrition celebrates a century of advancing nutrition science this year, reaffirming its relentless passion for innovation toward nurturing healthier generations – through the next 100 years and beyond. 

Let us encourage your children to take the journey of innovating for their future!


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