Looking for something to ignite your child's creative thinking? Have a child who likes to really dig into a big project to solve a problem or come up with something new? The Inventor's Challenge is right up your alley.
The Inventor's Challenge is a contest, sponsored by AT&T and Imagination.org, designed to provide children with an authentic context for engaging in the problem solving process "that both fosters 21st century skills and is rewarding and fun."
The steps are easy:
1. Find a problem you want to solve in your home, school, or community.
2. Invent something to solve it - it could be physical or digital.
3. Make a video sharing your invention to the world!
Children can enter as individuals or groups. Entries are accepted from Feb. 1st to Feb. 28th.
Submissions are judged on the following criteria: originality, level of inspiration, and overall creativity.
There are four different entry categories for individuals - Thomas Edison (for children in Grades K-2), Alexander Graham Bell (Grades 3-5), Nikola Tesla (Grades Pre6-8) and Leonardo Da Vinci (Grades 9-12).
Individual entry prizes include Certificate of Appreciation, Tablet, and BitsBox. Group winners receive a prize package with a $1000 grant.
For more information and specifics on registering, visit the Inventor's Challenge website.