Invention Convention

Details on this years Invention Convention

Dates to Remember!!

Implementation Report ---- Due January 21st

NO personal pronouns

This should be about 2 pages typed, double spaced and added to your original report.

Sources documented –

Paragraph form

BOARD and PROTOTYPE ---- Due at school February 12th



No smaller font than 36 pt.

Large Tri-fold board

Colorful, Vivid

This years Invention Convention Details :

1. Please know the event is March 16-17, 2015 at the TD Convention Center. I’d spoken with a handful of you about the event possibly being on March 9-10. I just wanted to be sure you had the correct dates before planning your curriculum next year.

2. The most important update is the new process we are implementing for judging. Starting next year, there will be a 3-tier judging process. During the 1st round, we will begin judging as soon as the inventor’s project is up and ready. This means the iHeartMedia staff will be judging throughout the day until 4pm (5pm at the absolute latest for late comers). We will mark the inventions with a ribbon or marker to let the inventor know if they’ve made it to the 2nd round (this will be done roughly between 4pm-5pm). From 6-8p, an elite set of judges will come in to judge the 1st round finalists. The 3rd and final round is completed by the iHeartMedia staff. Please know that students are not required to be present during the first 2 rounds, although it is encouraged. This process is to keep from having so many students/teachers/staff out so late at night. Here is an outline to simplify it:

a. Monday – Invention Setup/First Round of Judging, 10a-4pm

b. Monday – 2nd Round of judging, 6pm-8pm (approx). During this time, each 1st round finalist will be judged by 2 sets of judges for fair/accurate results.

c. Monday – 3rd Round of judging, 8pm – TBD (students are not needed during this period)

d. Tuesday – Schools will be notified first thing in the morning if they have any winners.

e. Tuesday – Awards Ceremony at 6pm on the 2nd floor above the invention hall (up the escalators, on the left)

Other Information

The board items should be (roughly)

Broad, Main, or large headings:

Problem Identification

Designing and creating a solution

Implementation of the prototype

Analyzing Effectiveness

Product Name / Title

Possible Sub-headings under those:

photos / video / sketches - under any of the above

market research data - under problem and implementation

sources / resources - under designing and creating

date, school name, your name, my name, product name - on a separate index card label, (print two - one for front, one for back)