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 will be used to evaluate projects. Please bring a hand-held web-enabled device (phone or tablet) to use for judging.*


Judging Criteria

  1. Practicality– the project addresses a clearly defined problem or need

  2. Knowledge Base– the students can explain the relevant science or other research that went into their product

  3. Design-Based Thinking– the students used an iterative design process including testing and refining

  4. Creativity– the product is sufficiently unique from competing products

  5. Marketability– there is a clearly defined market or customer base for the product

  6. Social Responsibility– the students addressed any relevant ethical or sustainability issues.  The product is likely to have a positive impact on individuals or society

  7. Enthusiasm and Communication– students communicated their ideas clearly and are excited about their product

  8. 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

Coming soon!