Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize: Come up with a tech solution and win £20,000 for your school

The Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize is calling on young people across the UK to develop innovative ‘tech for good’ solutions to society’s biggest issues, to help people to live longer, live healthier, live greener and live together.

Nesta Challenges teamed up with Amazon to launch this fourth edition of the Longitude Explorer Prize. The prize encourages young people to apply their creativity and ingenuity to the big challenges of our time, using their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and teaching them valuable entrepreneurial skills to help make their ideas a reality.

It aims to reach a diverse range of young people across the UK, helping to enhance available opportunity for people from all walks of life. It’s totally free to apply and participate, and the teams of young people will be supported while they develop their solutions through a range of free digital resources and online learning sessions.

Finalist teams will be supported to transform their ideas into reality with access to mentors, hardware and dedicated workshops. They’ll also be in with the chance to win £20,000 for their school or youth group.

If you have an idea or solution, the Longitude Explorer team wants to hear from you!

How to get involved

  • Find out more about the Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize and how you can support teams to apply with the Team Champion pack.
  • Download the free activities and lesson plans to help the young people you work with to kick-start their creative thinking and develop ideas.
  • Get your applications in by 5pm on Friday 12th February!

If you have any questions, please contact the team at

The challenge is supported by Amazon and delivered by Nesta Challenges.

Applications are now open and close on Friday 12 February 2021.