“Aside from being fun, engaging, and meaningful, the Young Inventor Challenge builds and reinforces sophisticated practices such as critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, and leadership,” she said. “These essential skills are needed to be successful in the 21st century.”
-Carrie Martinez, Educator, Palos West Elementary
The Young Inventor Challenge (YIC) provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 18 to showcase their original toy and game inventions to industry professionals, members of media and the general public. All entrants receive feedback from industry executives and inventors as well as the opportunity to win prizes, scholarships and licensing agreements with toy and game companies.
Resources for Educators
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Photos from 2022 Young Inventor Challenge
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