TIME is running out to enter the 2014 Bendigo Inventor Awards.
City of Greater Bendigo BIA spokesperson Dawn Holland said with only one week left to enter, the city was expecting a late rush of applicants.
“Historically we know that many BIA applicants only submit their entries in the final week and so we are putting a call out to them to make sure they don’t miss the deadline,'' she said.
“Entry is simple and free and there is an opportunity for applicants to win a share in the impressive $30,000 prize pool.''
Ms Holland said the awards had this year attracted strong interest from local, state and interstate entries.
“Now in its fifth year the Bendigo Inventor Awards has expanded far beyond the local area and in 2014 we hope to uncover the next crop of talented ideas,'' she said.
“We're looking for people with great ideas who want to take the next step.
"The aim of the Bendigo Inventor Awards is to turn ideas into reality and provide an economic benefit to the City of Greater Bendigo region.
“A perfect example of this is local resident Terry Hunter who won the 2010 Inventor of the Year for his revolutionary gluten free dough and has gone on to open his second Freedom Gluten Free Bakery this year and the 2012 winner Steve Serpell who is selling his Freedom Design bicycle drink bottle locally and internationally.
“In fact the last five winners have all commercialised their ideas.''
Entries close at 5pm on August 26.
Further information at www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/inventor