Edensor Park student could be off to NASA's Kennedy Space Centre

Concept creator: Elizabeth Lee has entered her invention FoodTure in this year's littleBIGidea competition. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

Concept creator: Elizabeth Lee has entered her invention FoodTure in this year's littleBIGidea competition. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

AN EDENSOR Park student could be off to NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida if her entry in Origin's littleBIGidea competition is deemed the best.

The competition encourages creativity and innovation in students from years 3 to 8.

St Narsai Assyrian Christian College student Elizabeth Lee entered FoodTure in the competition.

She says the FoodTure vehicle concept would help the environment by turning food and other items into fuel.

Filters in all doors would convert waste to fuel.

Competition judge James O'Loghlin, who presented New Inventors on ABC Television, said it was an exciting time to encourage students such as Elizabeth to unearth the next littleBIGidea.

"Elizabeth's entry is a great example of how imaginative kids can be when they're given a creative challenge," he said.

The Top 12 ideas will be selected based on the participant's demonstration of originality, creativity, practicality, imagination and innovation.

If Elizabeth's idea is selected, she will attend the littleBIGidea forum in Sydney in October to present her idea to the judging panel.

Three overall winners will win a trip to Florida and visit the Kennedy Space Centre, the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World and Ripley's Odditorium.

Other prizes include $1000 in education grants for each of the nine runners-up; $4000 for energy upgrades for schools plus tickets to an education conference for a nominated teacher.

Entries close at 11.59pm on September 5.

To enter, visit littlebigidea.com.au.

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