2018 Inventor’s Challenge Invites Youth Creativity and Problem-Solving

February 07, 2018
By Educator Innovator

Do you know a budding young builder, maker or scientist? Encourage them to submit their best and brightest ideas for this year’s Inventor’s Challenge. The month-long challenge is underway and closes February 28.

The Inventor’s Challenge is designed to provide an opportunity for kids, both in and outside of school, to engage in a creative process that both fosters 21st century skills and is rewarding and fun.

Through the Inventor’s Challenge, we’ve watched children make their vision come to life and embrace their entrepreneurial side. Kids are challenged to find a problem they want to solve in their home, school, or community, invent something to solve it, and make a video sharing their invention with the world!

Creations have included a device that detects excessive stress on structures and alerts emergency services, “sky shoes” to help people reach those way-too-high items and a mobile app designed to help individuals with disabilities navigate their community.

Students can submit videos demonstrating and explaining their invention for the contest portion of the Challenge, which will award prizes in four age categories to the inventions demonstrating the most originality, usefulness, and creativity of design and presentation.

Read the full rules and register for the Challenge at Imagination.org, and while you’re there, check out last year’s winners, or all of the 2017 entires. Happy inventing!