第一屆青少年發明家比賽是在2003年2月16日及23日舉辦。在2003年6月號的 ASME HK NEWS 內，Ir Henry Ho 有提及此比賽。
ASME reported YIC in their 2003 newsletter on page 4 – “News from the Liason Sub-Committee” by Ir Henry Ho, and also forecast the YIC to be organised again in Summer 2004 on page 8 – “Joint functions with other societies in the pipelines”.
Ir Dr. Christopher Chao, Past Chairman of ASME HK Section, reported the Young Inventor Competition 2003 event in detail during his speech today.
A Young Inventor Competition, which was a new trial, was conducted in February 2003. The event was jointly organised by HKIE MMNC, IMechE HK and IOE HK. We had eight teams participating in the event. The first one was a rocket competition and the second one was a multi-engineering based exercise. All participants were secondary school students and our objective was to promote the various mechanical disciplines top our young people. The event was also interviewed by a RTHK Channel II DJ and the winners will join our coming-up overseas tripto Japan.