The Young Inventor Challenge provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 18 to showcase their own original toy & game inventions to toy & game industry professionals, members of media and the general public.
The judging is split into two categories, usually 6-11 (junior) and 12-18 (senior) but are sometimes adjusted slightly based on the number of participants and ages so that everyone has a fair chance to win. We always try to balance it out so the 2 categories have about the same number of entrants.
There is no fee to participate in the Young Inventor Challenge. Participants and their immediate families are invited to be our guests with complimentary admission to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair for the whole weekend!
For more information, visit the Young Inventor Challenge page on the Chicago Toy & Game Fair website. By registration, both parent(s)/guardian(s) and child(ren) agree to posted Rules and Regulations and that photographers or videographers may take their pictures with their inventions.
A big thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Spin Master, for making this event possible in 2015! 2016 Sponsor to be announced soon!