2017 Competition Information

inventurechallenge1stplaceelementary_3.jpgDate: March 15, 2017
Locations: Georgia Tech Student Center

The 2017 competition will include elementary, middle, and high school students.  The winners of each division will be eligible to compete at the first annual National Invention Convention in Washington, DC.


Student Projects will be judged by industry experts and Georgia Tech community members.  Judging will take place electronically.  Judges will rate the projects in terms of :

  1. Practicality
  2. Knowledge Base
  3. Design-based Thinking
  4. Creativity
  5. Marketability
  6. Social Responsibility
  7. Enthusiasm & Communication
  8. Manufacturing

These categories are explained in more detail on the rubric, linked here.

State Finals Schedule

10:00am-11:30am -- Team Registration, Set-up, Lunch
11:30am-1:30am -- Project Judging
1:30am-2:00pm -- Project Breakdown
2:00pm-2:30pm -- Awards Ceremony