Young Inventor Challenge
Show your game or toy idea to major toy companies, receive valuable feedback on your invention, and maybe even win prizes and have it considered for publishing! It is easy and fun!
How can you get started?
Check out our "Meet Amazing Toy & Game Inventors" Video Series and Break It, Make It with Robert Victor which will inspire kids to use their creativity, critical thinking and STEAM skills in the invention and innovation process.
Register for the Spring Online Challenge, Fall Online Challenge, or both!
Questions? Contact the Director of the Young Inventor Challenge here.
Richard Dickson, President and COO, of Mattel
Welcomes Kids to the Young Inventor Spring Challenge!
Our mission is to inspire the next generation to use creativity, critical thinking, and STEAM skills in the invention and innovation process and to connect professionals within the toy industry to mentor these young innovators in their design process.
The Young Inventor Challenge, provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to18 to develop and pitch their original inventions to major toy companies, industry professionals, members of the media and general public. This unique and educational experience ignites imagination, creativity and presentation skills like no other, providing a means of taking these inventions to greater heights, with professional critiques from our industry experts.
Online at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair, Saturday, November 21, 2020
Registration open now and
ends at 12 noon CST, October 31, 2020
Deadline to submit all entry materials is 12 noon November 7, 2020
Winners announced Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair.
$25 suggested donation to enter
Early-Bird Discount if registration is
complete by October 15, 2020
Prizes and Sponsors