The challenge invites young people to harness the power and creativity of Edison, Jefferson, and Einstein for a toy and game inventing competition. Challenge participants will unveil their creations during the ChiTAG Fair on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier. Registration for the 2014 Young Inventors Challenge is free, and parents, guardians, and educators are invited to sign up young inventors online before November 4, 2014.
“Participation in the competition gives kids an entertaining, imaginative way to begin building lifelong skill sets that will serve them for years to come,” said Julie Blake, director of the Young Inventor Challenge.
During the ChiTAG Fair on Saturday, attendees will cast their votes for their favourite inventions based on originality, creativity, appeal, and presentation of the marketing message. Awards for “First Place,” “Runner Up” and “Fan Favorite” will be handed out to three winners in both the junior and senior categories. Six winners in total will be announced at 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014.
“The Young Inventor Challenge offers the chance for young kids’ genius ideas to be seen and heard,” said Rachel Griffin of Spin Master, the presenting sponsor. “It’s a great platform to showcase creativity and invention.”
The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 23, 2014.