Thanks for your interest in judging the 2020 K-12 InVenture Prize! This is the K-12 competition modeled after Georgia Tech’s InVenture Prize competition. It is a celebration of student achievement in invention and entrepreneurship. The K-12 InVenture Prize will be held on March 11, 2020.
We rely on support from our Georgia Tech community, the Atlanta community, and the industry partners who help make this event great. We promise you’ll have a great time seeing these inspiring young inventors and entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and show off their prototypes.
How do I apply to be a judge?
Coming soon for the 2020 K-12 InVenture Prize!
Schedule of 2020 K-12 InVenture Prize State Finals on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom (3rd floor) - TENTATIVE
11:45 am - 1:00 pm: Check-in and meeting (Ferst Center for the Arts, 1st floor)
12:45 - 1:00 pm: Judges' group photo
1:00 - 2:45 pm: Judging (Student Center Ballroom, 3rd floor)
3:45 - 4:15 pm: Awards Ceremony (optional)
What do I need?
Just yourself and your phone or other web-enabled device.
*The app Populy (https://www.populy.io/) will be used to evaluate projects. Please bring a hand-held web-enabled device (phone or tablet) to use for judging.*
Practicality– the project addresses a clearly defined problem or need
Knowledge Base– the students can explain the relevant science or other research that went into their product
Design-Based Thinking– the students used an iterative design process including testing and refining
Creativity– the product is sufficiently unique from competing products
Marketability– there is a clearly defined market or customer base for the product
Social Responsibility– the students addressed any relevant ethical or sustainability issues. The product is likely to have a positive impact on individuals or society
Enthusiasm and Communication– students communicated their ideas clearly and are excited about their product
Manufacturability– the students have considered making and manufacturing in their prototype or have a manufacturing plan for the future
Find the K-12 InVenture Challenge rubric here.
Parking and Directions
Driving South on I-75/85 into Atlanta
Take Exit 249D (North Avenue). At the top of the exit ramp, turn right onto North Avenue. Cross Techwood Drive (the first light) and continue on North Avenue approximately two blocks to Cherry Street. Turn right onto Cherry Street and then turn left onto Ferst Drive. The Student Center will be located on the right side. Park in the Area 2 visitor’s parking lot adjacent to the Student Center.
Driving North on I-75/85 into Atlanta
Take Exit 249D (North Avenue/Spring Street/West Peachtree Street). At the top of the exit ramp, proceed through the first intersection (Spring Street). At the next intersection (West Peachtree), turn left. Continue on West Peachtree for approximately one block and turn left on North Avenue. Cross over the interstate and Techwood Drive. Turn right onto Cherry Street and then left onto Ferst Drive. Park in the visitor’s parking lot adjacent to the Student Center.