• winner 2018

    Student Invention Convention

    Date: May 13, 2019
    CCIU Educational Services Center, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA, 19335
    Eligibility: Grades 4-12
    Theme: Make the World a Better Place

    Enter the competition! 


    Chester County students in grades 4-12  are invited to use design thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills to prototype an invention that will make the world a better place. Open to individual students and teams of up to three students. Use any materials you can access. There are no limits to the invention that you can create. Let your creativity soar!


    • Enter the competition in the following levels:
      • Elementary: 4-5 grade
      • Middle school: 6-8 grade
      • High school: 9-12 grade
    • Design and Create a prototype
      • Prototype does not have to be completely built for your video entry; you can submit a video pitch even if your prototype is still under construction.
    • Record a video pitch (not to exceed 3 minutes) of your invention and tell us:
      • What is your invention
      • Why you designed and created your invention
      • How you designed and created your invention
      • How your invention "Makes the World a Better Place"
    • Submit an entry to have your pitch and idea reviewed:
      • Students may work as an individual or team
      • Begin your entry by providing names(s) and contact info at a minimum
      • Limit of one entry per student/team
      • By April 16th:
        • Complete your entry by adding full details and video link



    Looking for Ideas?

    Selected Inventions

    • Semi-finalists: Top entries will be selected, six at each level
      • Semi-Finalists will be notified by email by April 26
      • Semi-Finalists will pitch their invention to hundreds of educators, students and parents at the Learning Transformed District Showcase on May 13, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM.
    • Finalists: 
      • Finalists will receive awards for 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place. Award amounts to be announced.


    Questions?  Please contact Diane Thomson, dianet@cciu.org or 484-237-5017


    Made possible by a grant from CCRES