Local and National Contests for Elementary, Middle and High School Students
Pitching their product ideas and business plans to a panel of experts allows students to show what they’ve learned throughout the course. As students progress through the competition they gain confidence, demonstrate their presentation skills, improve their public speaking and develop ever stronger critical thinking skills along the way.
A fun and engaging way to combine academic and cross-disciplinary skills.
Following our ABC’s of Storytelling steps, students script, shoot, and edit a pitch for their product. Their public speaking, research, marketing, and presentation skills are put to the test when they present to a panel of judges.
Check out one of our Invention Contests!
Invention Contests give parents, school administrators and community leaders a chance to hear from budding Innovators from local communities and beyond. Students follow our ABC’s of Storytelling steps, which teaches them how to script, shoot, and edit a pitch for their product.
With the guidance, you can easily run your own Invention Contests and give your students the opportunity to shine!
- Host your own school- or district-wide contest, where students present in front of a panel of school, community and business leaders
- Students gain real-life experience pitching ideas and their inventions and innovations”
- Get turnkey instructions for how to set up and conduct a local contest, including questions and scoring rubrics for the judging panel
- Celebrate the accomplishments of the budding inventors and innovators
- Increase parent and community engagement in a fun and creative way
Winners of local Invention Contests are invited to participate in Inventionland® Education’s annual National Contest, hosted in-person at Inventionland or virtually.
- Students get to present in front of a panel of national experts and business leaders
- Students gain real-life experience pitching ideas and their inventions and innovations
- Students and chaperons receive a special, behind-the-scenes tour of Inventionland
- Gain recognition for your students’ achievements
Elementary School Students
- Great ideas come from all ages
- Students learn to work with one another
- It’s the capstone event of the course
- Winners advance to the finals, in-person or virtually
Middle School Students
Middle school inventors are really engaged.
- Usually higher-concept than elementary students
- Students learn collaboration and problem solving
- Highly transferable skills are cultivated
- Students learn resilience by “failing forward”
High School Students
- Students learn team-building and cooperation
- Able to leverage in job interviews
- Great for college entry essays
- Demonstrates real-world creativity
Want to learn more about Invention Contests?
Contact us to learn more about how to set up your own local contest and how to participate in local and national contests.