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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Students are encouraged to participate in both competitions. The feedback and experience from one competition will help improve a project for future events.
Educators of school and after-school programs serving student populations in grades 4-12 are welcome to participate.
Students will need to develop an invention that tries to solve a problem in their life, the life of a loved one or their world. Students will develop, test, and then pitch their project at the convention.
This competition is open to both individual and team competitors. Teams may compete against individuals, and vice versa, for select award categories. There is a limit of three team members per invention. All team members in attendance must take part in the team “pitch” on competition day and for the optional pitch video. Each student can enter only one entry into the Kansas City Invention Convention. No student can participate in both team and individual competition.
Students in the following counties are eligible to participate:
Missouri – Bates, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, Ray
Kansas – Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, Wyandotte
No, there is no fee to participate in the Kansas City Invention Convention.
Yes, the competition is open to both individual and team competitors. There is a limit of three team members per invention.
No, each student can have only one entry into the Kansas City Invention Convention. No student can participate in both team and individual competition.
No problem! Mentors are available to assist you during the entire invention process from building a prototype to creating a cool pitch.
Yes, everyone is encouraged to participate! Inventors come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Are you a musician? Athlete? Artist? Do you like to cook or garden? Whatever your interest, think of something that can help you, a loved one, or even a pet, and become an inventor! Your idea might even win an award or prize!
Yes, prizes will be awarded for the top projects in grade categories. There will also be industry awards and overall best-in-show champions. A select number of inventors will be eligible to participate in Invention Convention U.S. Nationals.
Ready to get registered?
Inventor Registration for the 2022 Kansas City Invention Convention will open on September 10, 2021.