• Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor kit
    – contributed by competition partner Birmingham Extreme Robotics Lab
  • A tour of the Extreme Robotics Lab in Birmingham and a robotics masterclass from RobotCoders for the winner and a friend
  • Printed copy of the winning story with bespoke illustrations by illustrator and science communicator Hana Ayoob
  • A copy of the books “The Good Turn” and “Black Artists Shaping the World”, signed by competition judge Sharna Jackson


  • Maqueen Lite – micro:bit
    – contributed by competition partner The National Robotarium
  • A copy of the book “High-Rise Mystery”, signed by competition judge Sharna Jackson

* The UK-RAS Network will cover UK travel costs for the competition winner, a friend and up to two parents / guardians to visit the Extreme Robotics Lab in Birmingham. Travel within the UK, up to a maximum value of £250 (subject to presentation of suitable receipts).

Story prize illustrator

Image by Steve Cross

Hana Ayoob
Hana Ayoob is a science communicator and illustrator. She has produced illustrations for a range of books, industry publications, logos and more and was awarded one of The Big Draw’s artists’ residencies in 2021. She speaks at a range of events, performs science-inspired comedy and co-hosts the science and tech podcast ‘Why Aren’t You a Doctor Yet?. Hana also produces events, runs creative workshops and provides public engagement and science communication training and consultancy.