If you’re looking to win some major cash for sharing your ground-breaking invention or product, and are able to go to Fairbanks, Alaska to do so, then I’ve got the contest for you!
This has to be one of the most open-ended contests that I’ve ever reported on, but the University of Alaska Fairbanks is hosting its yearly Arctic Innovation Competition to discover the exciting new products and inventions that the region’s visionaries are cooking up.
Here’s the deal: The invention that you enter into the Arctic Innovation Competition can be anything. Seriously, they’re open to any idea that is original, practical, realistic to produce or manufacture and has the potential to make an economic profit. Consider those four practical points if you’re considering throwing your invention into the running, especially since they are the criteria that the judges will use to select the finalists!
The 2013 Arctic Innovation Competition is planning to give cash prizes to all of its 20 finalists, with a whopping $10,000 going home with the first place winner. However, the catch is that you should be able to get you and your product to the University of Alaska Fairbanks to exhibit your idea in person.
Rick Stafford’s ultra-durable Airlite Inflatable Snowshoes won first place in the 2012 Arctic Innovation Competition.
So if you’ve got something amazing to share, and you’re free to go to Alaska if you’re picked as a finalist in the 2013 Arctic Innovation Competition, you’ll need to send in your submission(s) by September 20th. It’s free to enter and open to inventors of all ages, so if you’re an inventor living in the greater northwest portion of North America, this could be your big break. Click here to get started!
Good luck to all of the entrants, but I’ve got a special tip for the finalists who make it to Fairbanks: Wear layers!
Source: The 2013 Arctic Innovation Competition