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! 

Join our Virtual Fall Challenge

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

$25 registration fee. If you register before October 15, the registration fee is discounted to $15

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 and game industry to mentor these young innovators in their design process.

The 14th Annual Young Inventor Challenge, provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to18 to develop and pitch their original inventions to major toy and game 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.

We are the only young inventor program that has sponsorship and mentoring participation from top toy and game manufacturers around the world. Many of the winning inventions have been licensed by these global companies and can be found on store shelves today!



Winners announced online at our virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 21, 2020

Prizes and Sponsors TBA

Questions? contact Jaz at

Highlights from some of our 2019 Pitch Videos!

Awards Ceremony

Nick Metzler speaking at the Awards Ceremony