Welcome to IESL - JIY 2021


Competition Details

The 'Junior Inventor of the Year' (JIY) competition is a monumental effort brought to life by the Institution of Engineering Sri Lanka (IESL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. The competition intends to inspire the innovative young generation of Sri Lanka by pioneering the platform to bring out their creativity, inventiveness, and ingenuity. Intending to empower young minds, the competition allows students to present innovations of their own and offers recognition they truly deserve. Being a locally and globally recognized platform the Junior Inventor of the Year competition is the best way to pave the deserved path for the creative young community in Sri Lanka.The youth between the age of 12-19 years are invited to unleash their inner potential through the JIY competition organized for the 41st consecutive year.


IESL / IESL JIY Committee


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The Competition

Pioneered by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka in 1980, the Junior Inventor of the Year (JIY) competition promotes creativity and ingenuity among school children in the age group 12 to 19 years from schools all over Sri Lanka participate.

The top ten inventions at this competition together with the ten finalists of the Science Research Project Competition of the NSF then compete at the Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair (SLSEF), held under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, and Sri Lanka branch of the Intel Corporation, USA.

Winners at the SLSEF have the opportunity to be selected to proceed to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in US in May of each year.

Awareness creation sessions conducted by the IESL precede the competitions. Those selected at the preliminary competitions get to participate in the final competition held in August.JIY finalists are facilitated to display their inventions at the JIY Stall at the annual flagship event of the IESL, the Techno, Sri Lanka Exhibition held in October.


Preliminary rounds will take place in provincial screening centers. Final competition will be held at Colombo IESL-HQ.(Details will be provided later)


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Rules And Regulations

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Competition Prizes

Prizes for Winners

  • First Place

    Rs. 20,000/= + A Gold Medal and a Certificate.

  • Second Place

    Rs. 17,500/= + A Silver Medal and a Certificate

  • Third Place

    Rs. 15,000/= + A Bronze Medal and a Certificate

Category Wise Winners

  • First Place

    The esteemed Title of “The Most Innovative Team of the year “Cash Prize of Rs. 7,000/=, a Gold Medal and a Certificate

  • Second Place

    Cash Prize of Rs. 6,000/=, a Silver medal and a Certificate

  • Third Place

    Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000/=, a Bronze Medal and a Certificate