Collegiate Inventors Competition

For 15 years, the Collegiate Inventors Competition has recognized and encouraged undergraduate and graduate students on their quest to change the world around them. The Collegiate Inventors Competition has rewarded and encouraged hundreds of students to share their inventive ideas with the world. It promotes exploration in invention, science, engineering, technology, and other creative endeavors and provides a window on the future technologies from which society will benefit in the future.

With over $75,000 in prizes awarded to the top inventors and their academic advisors each year, the Competition is one of the most prestigious honors available to college and university innovators.

Up to 15 finalists will win an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. One Undergraduate winner or team will receive $10,000 and one Graduate winner or team will receive a $15,000 cash prize. One Grand Prize winner or team will receive $25,000. Academic advisors of the winning entries will receive $3,000 each.

To be eligible, you must be a student enrolled (or have been enrolled) full-time in any college or university at least part of the 12-month period prior to the date the entry is submitted. In the case of a team (maximum of four students), at least one member of the team must meet the full-time eligibility criteria. The other team members must have been enrolled on a part-time basis (at a minimum) sometime during the 24-month period prior to the date the entry is submitted.

The deadline for the 2007 Competition is June 1, 2007.

To see examples of previous winning inventions/inventors click here.

For more information, go visit and to access the official entry form here.