This competition is based on solving research-related mysteries. The answers to clues will enable the competitors to solve the overall detective mystery as well. This format is usually particularly well-suited to young people. The detective theme has been tested with great success during Researchers’ Night events.
Target group: Suitable for young people.
Preparations: Appoint a question master who can develop the different elements in consultation with researchers as well as instructions for the competitors. Decide on a venue for the competition – the various elements can take place at different locations. Organise the necessary materials. Decide on a possible prize. Market the activity.
Challenges: Creating a good format with clues with the right level of difficulty for the target group.
Benefits: Usually appreciated by a younger target audience.