Thanks for your interest in judging the 2018 K-12 InVenture Prize! This is the K-12 competition modeled after Georgia Tech’s InVenture Prize competition. It is a celebration of student achievement in invention and entrepreneurship. The K-12 InVenture Prize will be held on March 14, 2018.
We rely on support from our Georgia Tech community, the Atlanta community, and the industry partners who help make this event great. We promise you’ll have a great time seeing these inspiring young inventors and entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and show off their prototypes.
How do I apply to be a judge?
Registration for 2018 K-12 Inventure Prize judging is now open.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ Georgia Tech
11:45 am - 12:45 pm : Check-in and light lunch (provided) in the Student Center Theater (1st Floor)
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm : InVenture Judges Photo
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm : Judging* in the Student Center Ballroom (3rd floor)
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm : Awards Ceremony (optional)
*The app Populy will be used to evaluate projects. Please bring a hand-held web-enabled device (phone or tablet) to use for judging.*
What do I need?
Just yourself and your phone or other web-enabled device.
Practicality– the project addresses a clearly defined problem or need
Knowledge Base– the students can explain the relevant science or other research that went into their product
Design-Based Thinking– the students used an iterative design process including testing and refining
Creativity– the product is sufficiently unique from competing products
Marketability– there is a clearly defined market or customer base for the product
Social Responsibility– the students addressed any relevant ethical or sustainability issues. The product is likely to have a positive impact on individuals or society
Enthusiasm and Communication– students communicated their ideas clearly and are excited about their product
Manufacturability– the students have considered making and manufacturing in their prototype or have a manufacturing plan for the future
Parking and Directions
K-12 InVenture Prize Parking Directions will be posted closer to the date.