Thanks for your interest in judging the 2021 K-12 InVenture Prize! The K-12 InVenture Prize Competition is 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 11, 2021 from 11am to 1pm Eastern Standard Time.
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 for State Finals?
What is the Youth Programs Volunteer Code of Conduct? Georgia Tech is committed to safety and well-being of minors, which includes our K-12 InVenture competitors. The Code of Conduct states how you can be a positive role model and abide by Georgia Tech policies, University System of Georgia policies, and state and federal laws.
Judging Event Schedule: March 11, 2021
Location: Virtual / Remote (RocketJudge App)
Time: 11 am - 1 pm
What do I need?
Just yourself and your phone or other web-enabled device. *The app RocketJudge will be used to evaluate projects. Please bring a hand-held web-enabled device (phone or tablet) to use for judging.*
What is RocketJudge?
RocketJudge's e-voting platform keeps our events running smoothly! We have will use this site for the K12 Inventure Prize (in person) and for pitch evaluations (online). Its simple, easy to use interface provides everything we need and nothing we don’t, from straightforward registration for judges and competitors, to fair and even judge assignment across all our teams. Best of all, we can track our event progress in real time, and determine our award winners moments after judging has ended, which would be impossible with a paper ballot or scantron system. To learn more about RocketJudge Voting Systems, head to https://www.rocketjudge.com
Need a demo on how to access and use RocketJudge? Check out this walkthrough.
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
Find the K-12 InVenture Challenge rubric here.
Parking and Directions
Driving South on I-75/85 into Atlanta
Take Exit 249D (North Avenue). At the top of the exit ramp, turn right onto North Avenue. Cross Techwood Drive (the first light) and continue on North Avenue approximately two blocks to Tech Parkway NW. Turn right onto Tech Parkway NW and then turn right onto Regents Drive and an immediate right onto Ferst Drive. The Student Center will be located on the left side. Park in the Student Center Deck.
Driving North on I-75/85 into Atlanta
Take Exit 249D (North Avenue/Spring Street/West Peachtree Street). At the top of the exit ramp, proceed through the first intersection (Spring Street). At the next intersection (West Peachtree), turn left. Continue on West Peachtree for approximately one block and turn left on North Avenue. Cross over the interstate and Techwood Drive. Turn right onto Techwood Drive. Take a right onto Regents Dr and an immediate right onto Ferst Drive. Park in the Student Center Deck.
Parking directions/instructions can be found HERE