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Kids Can Invent a Video Game for Big Cash

Inventor Contest

Kids ages 5 to 19 can stop playing Elf Bowling and start working on their own online game. A new contest gives kids the chance to submit their idea for the online game of the century to a major game developer-and possibly earn huge cash.

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Best Buy and EA Games have teamed with the United Inventors Association and By Kids for Kids to sponsor the first ever Invent-a-Game Challenge. American kids between the ages of 5 and 19 can log onto the By Kids for Kids website and submit their idea.

 

The winner earns a $10,000 savings bond, a $100 Best Buy gift card, a trip to Best Buy and EA headquarters and the opportunity to see his idea made into a free online game. Children in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania get another chance to win in their state contest. The winner of each state contest gets a $1,000 savings bond and a $100 Best Buy gift card.

 

Each entry has the choice to include an attachment-anything from a picture file to a sound clip to a short video. Judges say that an attachment will not improve an entrant's chances of winning; it will just help clarify the idea.

 

Aspiring game designers have until March 31, 2009 to submit their idea. So, kids, lay off those elves, and get to work on your own great game!

Dustin Brady
Inventor Events Blogger
InventorSpot.com

Comments
Jan 8, 2009
by Anonymous

video game creation

I really like the idea of aspiring game designers to submit their attachments or anything else. I really like it because I'm only eleven years old and i tried to submit my toy idea to Spin Master, but i couldn't because of the fact that the age is 18 years and older! As i was saying , I personally like this because of the fact that you can be anywhere from 5 to 19 years old. all i can say is, i might be in this competition. so watch out , watch out.

Jan 8, 2009
by Anonymous

video game creation

I really like the idea of aspiring game designers to submit their attachments or anything else. I really like it because I'm only eleven years old and i tried to submit my toy idea to Spin Master, but i couldn't because of the fact that the age is 18 years and older! As i was saying , I personally like this because of the fact that you can be anywhere from 5 to 19 years old. all i can say is, i might be in this competition. so watch out , watch out. By Nikolaii Thomas

Jan 8, 2009
by Anonymous

nothing much

hey guys, i forgot to tell you. The comment by Anonymous, that was me, so just ignore it. I just had a little mix up with my name. i forgot to put my name on the anonymous comment so you'll know who i am.see ya soon!(P.S- seriously, ignore the comment)By Nikolaii Thomas.