Science Centre Singapore and its group of attractions will remain closed until further notice.

Congratulations to all our shortlisted teams

A very big THANK YOU to all schools who have participated and submitted your proposal(s) for NXplorers 2020.

We received an overwhelming response and had the pleasure of reviewing all the proposals with our judges over the past one week.

It’s been hard to get it down to just a few teams, but without further ado, we’d like to announce the 12 shortlisted teams.

Cedar Girls' Secondary SchoolMazi
Cedar Girls' Secondary SchoolJelly Farmers
Cedar Girls' Secondary SchoolThe Fanplastic Five
Cedar Girls' Secondary SchoolVandatects
Loyang View Secondary SchoolCereal Killer
Manjusri Secondary SchoolSYCTHE
Montfort Secondary SchoolTeam Hybrid
Nanyang Girls' High SchoolC2H4 Filter Feeders
Swiss Cottage Secondary SchoolTEAM 1
Woodgrove Secondary SchoolAquatic Ultra
Woodgrove Secondary SchoolTerracotta Scorpion
Woodlands Secondary SchoolPurple Barley

* Schools in alphabetical order

Our top two winning teams of NXplorers 2019 have already completed their fully sponsored overseas study trips!

Check out where they went:

Broadrick Secondary Cedar Girls Secondary

NXplorers 2020

NXplorers 2020 is championed by Science Centre Singapore and Shell Singapore. It is a platform for young people to develop sustainable solutions to food, water and energy challenges. Through the process, students learn systems thinking, scenario planning, and develop change management skills - all highly relevant skill sets that inspire and equip students to be positive agents of change.

NXplorers Launch

  • Competition Details

    Register here to participate and indicate your preferred date(s) for the NXplorers workshop by 10 Jan 2020.

    All participants are required to submit your entry by 13 Mar 2020. (Submission link to be advised soon).


    The timeline for this competition is provided below for reference:

    Key Milestones
    Registration Deadline10 January 2020 (Fri)by 2359 hrsOnline

    NXplorers Workshop
    (Choose 1 date)

    3 February 2020 (Mon)

    7 February2020 (Fri)

    11 February 2020 (Tue)

    13 February 2020 (Thu)

    2pm to 6pm

    Science Centre Singapore,

    Submission of Competition Entries with Supporting Material(s)13 March 2020 (Fri)by 2359 hrsOnline
    Announcement of Top 12 Teams23 March 2020 (Mon)1200 hrsOnline
    Mentorship by Shell Mentors4 April - 30 October Various Location/platforms
    Pitching of Ideas10 July 2020 (Fri)2pm to 6pmOnline
    NXTools Workshop for Finalist Teams

    17 July 2020 (Fri)

    2pm to 6pmOnline
    NXplorers' Finals30 October 2020 (Fri)2pm to 6pmTBA

    Details of the Competition: 

    • Open to all Secondary School students studying in Singapore.
    • Each team must consist of 3 to 5 students to participate.
    • Each student can only be a member of one team.
    • Interested applicants must successfully complete the online registration by 10 Jan 2020 (2359 hrs) for their projects to be considered in the entry of the competition. Late online registrations will not be entertained.
    • Educators from Science Centre Singapore have prepared NXplorers workshops for registered teams, where students will be guided through the ideation process for the competition.
    • This workshop is compulsory in order to enter into the competition. Please indicate your preferred date(s) during registration.
    • Each team will require to submit a completed entry and any supporting documents (optional) by 13 Mar 2019 (2359 hrs). Late online submission will not be entertained.
    • Only one project can be submitted per team. Students that submit more than one project may be disqualified from the competition.
    • The announcement of shortlisted teams will be contacted through email by 23 Mar 2020 (2359 hrs).
    • Shortlisted teams are required to go on a learning journey on 3 Apr 2020 (details to be advised later).
    • Shortlisted teams will go through another round of selection. The selection round involves pitching their ideas on 26 May 2020.
    • A workshop on the use of advanced NXTools and 2D/3D workshop will be conducted for the finalist teams. Funding will also be given for prototyping, turning their ideas into reality. Finalist teams will each present their completed prototype at the Challenge Finals for the judges to review. The winning teams will be presented attractive prizes. 


    Judging Criteria

    2020 Preliminary Judging CriteriaWeighting (%)
    Nexus Problem10
    Evaluation of Quality of Proposed Solution20
    Novelty of Solution35
  • NXplorers


    Find out more about what is NXplorers here


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    NXplorers is a proven, innovative education programme for young people aged 14 to 19. The programme introduces complex and creative thinking skills needed to become positive agents in the process of change and equips young people with the tools they need to apply them.





    Inspiring engineers of the future


Want to find out more? Contact us here.