calling all inventors!

We are proud to launch our second annual “Inventor’s Challenge” with our partners at AT&T Aspire!

Activities kick off today and conclude on February 24, 2017 [extended to March 1, 2017]. The goal is simple: kids are encouraged to make something original, cool, useful, maybe even wacky… but the point is to invent something that solves a problem in their schools or communities.

To enter the Challenge, register here and then download the Playbook. Keep in mind that this Playbook is a work in progress. We hope it’s useful to you, but we are eager for your input to help make the Playbook and the Challenge better and better each year.

What will you Invent?

We want kids to take whatever resources they have and make something that solves a problem in their schools and communities. Get out there and make something! And don’t forget to share it online using #inventorschallenge and #ATTimpact. For a chance at winning prizes, we invite you to upload an original video of a creative kid (or creative kids) showcasing an invention. Upload the video to YouTube and send us the link at When sending us the link to your video, please do so from the same email address you used to register at

By entering the Contest, you certify that you are the parent/guardian of child pictured and/or are authorized to submit the video.

Also, below is some technical and legal information for the Challenge. Please take a look:


This Contest is sponsored by Imagination Foundation (P.O. Box 861755, Los Angeles, CA 90086), in collaboration with AT&T Aspire. The Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with, YouTube or any other social media company.

Entry Period

The Contest begins at 12:00am PST on January 23, 2017 and ends at 11:59pm PST on February 24, 2017 (the “Entry Period”) [extended to March 1, 2017]. Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible.

How to Enter

All videos must be uploaded to YouTube. Officially enter the contest by sending an email to with “2017 Inventor’s Challenge Contest Submission” in the subject line with a link to your video on YouTube by 11:59 pm PST on Friday, February 24, 2017 [extended to March 1, 2017]. When sending the link to your video, you must do so from the same email address you used to register at

You may enter an unlimited number of times, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter. Imagination Foundation reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Imagination Foundation’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules.


Videos will be judged on the following criteria:

Judging will be conducted by Imagination Foundation and AT&T. Judges will evaluate all valid entries and pick a first place winner in four different age-categories:

Additional questions? Email for answers.

Good luck and happy inventing!