LES MARGARET JUNIOR AWARDS

Unveil the future generation who will change the world.

Under the High Patronage of the President of the French Republic.

Under the patronage of Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education, Youth and Sport in France

In 2020 JFD launched the 1st edition of les Margaret Junior Awards, which are aimed at young European and African girls between the ages of 7 and 18, who innovate, and have the spirit of entrepreneurship… the future generation that will change the world.

Our ambition is to demystify tech studies and digital professions. Making innovation accessible to a greater number of people means bringing out a new generation of leaders.

WHO CAN APPLY?

You are a young girl aged between 7 and 18 years old.  

You are a citizen of a European or African country, your project respond to a major societal issue (health, environment, energy, mobility, education…)  with a technology and highlights your entrepreneurship spirit… 

or your votre creativity through computer programming, an app, a game or the use of a technology (artificial intelligence, 3D, big data, IoT…) in the development of a prototype.  

APPLICATIONS FOR LES MARGARET JUNIOR 2022 CAN BE SUBMETTED FROM NOVEMBER 8, 2021 UNTIL JANUARY 17, 2022 AT 23:59 CET. 

Finalists for les Margaret Junior Award will be pre-selected by JFD and presented on February 10, 2022 to a jury that will elect two winners in each category:

  • Junior  Europe
  • Junior Africa

THE AWARD CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE AT PULLMAN MONTPARNASSE PARIS ON MARCH 8, 2022. 

 

 

 

LES MARGARET JUNIOR 2022 ARE

Allyah SEMIAI in the Junior Europe category

Malebina TSOTSOTSO in the Junior Africa category

 

JFD reached for the moon for les Margaret by giving them a moon fragment. A timeless gesture achieved in collaboration with designer Rose Mercier.

These lunar meteorites are more than 4 billion years old and take more than 100,000 years to arrive on Earth. Only 20 kilos are found each year, there is nothing rarer or more precious in the world.

 

OBJECTIVE MOON FOR LES MARGARET JUNIORS!

Allyah and Malebina names will be added to the flight manifest of the Orion spacecraft, NASA’s ARTEMIS I mission.

In May, they will have a front row seat to a mission that is crucial to pave the way for a permanent human settlement on the moon and that will lead to the first woman’s step on the moon by 2025. ARTEMIS I will launch in a configuration that exactly replicates the conditions of unmanned flight and will orbit the moon for 25 days.

Finalists Junior

The Airbnb of charging stations for electric vehicle drivers

Imogen, 18, is developing PowerNow, an app to solve the shortage of charging stations for electric vehicles. This Airbnb for EVs geolocates private charging points available nearby.

United Kingdom

The Shazam of film and TV actors and actresses

Oana, 18, is developing FaceFind, a facial recognition app capable of instantly recognising actors from around the world.

France/Romania

A bubble of love and restore confidence to victims of school bullying

Allyah, 14 years old, is developing a PWA, a progressive web application to fight against school bullying: reports, help and support for victims, testimonies from former victims, etc.

France

Raising teenagers awareness of the dangers of internet through gaming

Aged 13, is developing a smart  game to make young teenagers aware of the dangers of the Internet.

Gabon

Enabling education everywhere

15, created MTutor, an e-learning platform designed to provide an adaptable, scalable, safe and secure learning tool. 

South Africa

LES MARGARET JUNIOR WIN:

Media exposure worth 1 million euros.

Digital equipement: tablets, smartwatches…

Mentoring & coaching sessions by our partners.

Public speaking opportunities in Europe and Africa.

Training and workshops by our partners. 

A 1,000 euro scholarship. 

Les Margaret Junior Awards are the continuation of the les Margaret Awards which, since 2014, reward European and African women entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, who innovate for a better world. The award is named after Margaret Hamilton, Director of the Software Engineering Division that developed the embedded software for the Apollo space program. It is thanks to her contribution that Man walked on the Moon.