Thanks for your interest in judging the 2019 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 13, 2019.

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 2019 K-12 Inventure Prize judging will open in early 2019. 


Schedule of 2019 K-12 InVenture Prize State Finals on Wednesday, March 13, 2018 @ Georgia Tech TBD


Schedule of 2018 K-12 InVenture Prize State Finals on 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)


What do I need?

Just yourself and your phone or other web-enabled device.

*The app Populy will be used to evaluate projects. Please bring a hand-held web-enabled device (phone or tablet) to use for judging.*


Judging Criteria

  1. Practicality– the project addresses a clearly defined problem or need

  2. Knowledge Base– the students can explain the relevant science or other research that went into their product

  3. Design-Based Thinking– the students used an iterative design process including testing and refining

  4. Creativity– the product is sufficiently unique from competing products

  5. Marketability– there is a clearly defined market or customer base for the product

  6. Social Responsibility– the students addressed any relevant ethical or sustainability issues.  The product is likely to have a positive impact on individuals or society

  7. Enthusiasm and Communication– students communicated their ideas clearly and are excited about their product

  8. Manufacturability– the students have considered making and manufacturing in their prototype or have a manufacturing plan for the future

Find the K-12 InVenture Challenge rubric here.


Parking and Directions

K-12 InVenture Prize Parking Directions will be posted closer to the date.