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Global Opportunity for Children to Participate in a
Contest that Fosters Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Inventor’s Challenge

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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AT&T and Imagination.org

Deadline Date:

12/15/21 11:59 PM PST

Description:

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Opportunity for children around the world to participate in a contest that fosters creativity and entrepreneurship. Children ranging in ages from PreK to 12th grade may create their own invention, in or outside of school, to solve a problem in their community, school, or home. Inventions may be physical or digital and must be presented in a video.

Kids around the world are invited to create inventions that will help solve problems in their homes, schools or communities using whatever tools and materials are available. The Inventor's Challenge fosters critical 21st century skills and attitudes, like creativity and innovation, optimism and empathy, and the willingness to experiment and take risks.

One selected video from the Group Category will receive a small grant to help fund your group invention.

All videos will be featured on Imagination.org’s YouTube Channel!

Judging Criteria

All videos will be judged based on the following criteria: originality, level of inspiration, and overall creativity. 

Originality: Entries must give an indication of being one-of-a-kind, new, fresh in some demonstrable way. They may draw inspiration or derive from objects that already exist; but they would be an iteration or improvement that is unique.

Usefulness: Entries should be clearly inspired by an interest in solving a problem identified locally or in one’s immediate community. Judges will look for inventions that demonstrate the potential to make a positive difference in the lives of others. The intent behind the design and the benefit of using the invention should be detailed in the video.

Creativity of Design and Presentation: Overall, your invention should be unique, clever, useful, well-designed, and smartly presented. Rehearse and possibly even script your presentation in order to make your video clear and engaging. The video will be included in the judging process, so practice and make sure it is a creative, accurate reflection of your amazing invention.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167042

Number of Grants:

The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and pick a winner for each of the 5 categories.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual Entry Prizes:
- Tablet: A digital device to assist in learning and inventing.
- BitsBox: A learning system that teaches kids real coding.
- Letter of Recognition: Courtesy of AT&T, Intellectual Property for your participation.

Group Category Prize:
- $1,000 Grant: A small grant to help fund your group invention.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Children around the world are eligible to submit a video of their invention.

Individual Entry Categories:

- Thomas Edison Prize: Grades Pre K-2
- Alexander Graham Bell Prize: Grades 3-5
- Nikola Tesla Prize: Grades 6-8
- Leonardo Da Vinci Prize: Grades 9-12

Group Category:

- The Grace Hopper Incubator Prize: All Ages

Children and other legal dependents of current AT&T employees are not eligible for any prizes.

Pre-Application Information:

All entries must be in by December 15, 2021, 11:59 pm PST.

Here are instructions for how to create and submit a video for the contest portion of the Inventor’s Challenge:
- Register your challenge online.
- Choose one invention you want to showcase in each video.
- Video must be your own original work.
- Read the official, detailed rules.
- You will receive a link to a form to complete if you have registered at https://inventorschallenge.org/.

For more detailed instructions, see the Official Rules and Guidelines:
https://inventorschallenge.org/resources/

Imagination.org Homepage: https://imagination.org/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register online: https://inventorschallenge.org/register/

Submit your project: https://inventorschallenge.org/submit/

Direct inquiries to hello@imagination.org.

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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