How to participate

Timeline for the Online 2020 WNY Invention Convention

ONGOING Inventors Start/Finish/Improve their Inventions

Download our forms and guidelines which include:

•   Presentation Guidelines for Online Event(NEW!!! Lots of info about how to create the required Video Presentation
•   Student Invention Log (Submission not Required for Online Event though use is strongly recommended)
•   Original Invention Development Guidelines
•   Goodwill Industries Re-Invent Guidelines
•   Scoring Rubric Form (this is used by the Judges and can help your students refine their presentations)

04/03/2020 Registration for the Online Event opens

Register Inventor and Inventions at wnyic.zfairs.com

This is a NEW website for our Online Event. It is the place where ALL information is stored, including the Photos & Presentation Video links that are accessed by the Online Judges.*

*Any Inventor/Inventions previously registered on wnykidsinvent.org must be duplicated in the NEW website
It is recommended that the parent/caregiver assists in registering the inventor. If there is an issue with access, then it is recommended that the teacher assists.

A maximum of 15 Inventions may be submitted by each program. A school-based invention event is NOT required for 2020 Online Event

Event is FREE for 2020!

05/10/2020 Registration Closes

All materials (Video Link*, Photos, and any supporting docs must be uploaded)
*Test your video link before uploading to your registration! Instructions for uploading the actual video to YouTube are in the Presentation Guidelines

05/11/2020 Online Judging Begins
05/19/2020 Top 5 Winners Announced

Winners will be invited to participate in the National Invention Convention. All other winners will be revealed on 5/29

05/29/2020 Western New York Invention Convention Online Awards Ceremony
Schedule a Watch Party with friends and family! (more info to come)

Awards include up to 3 winners per grade level, 2 Young Inventor of the Year Awards and 1 Director’s Choice Award. All participants will be mailed a T-shirt, a Certificate and a gift

06/22-26/2020 National Invention Convention Online Awards Ceremony
Schedule a Watch Party with friends and family! (more info to come)