Celebrating

10 YEARS OF BRIGHT IDEAS

The Thomas Edison Pitch Contest was created in 2010 as a competition to showcase and encourage invention, innovation and entrepreneurship among students before they get to college. Every year, students submit their great ideas to win prizes and gain the hands-on experience exclusive to our contest!

Congratulations

2020 FINALISTS!

A STEM Challenge Inspiring Innovation

Thomas Edison once said "There's a better way to do it - find it!" We are extending this challenge to students from grades 4-12! Our fun STEM contest will allow students to create their own inventions to solve problems that they see in the world today. You'll have

the chance to:

  • Learn about STEM, history, & entrepreneurship all in one contest

  • Receive a FREE Maker-Kit full of inventing supplies from Picoturbine ($200 value) & a stipend for your teacher/mentor

  • Pitch your invention to a panel of judges who are real-life scientists & entrepreneurs

  • Work on a team with friends to win the Grand Prize - A 3D PRINTER FOR YOUR SCHOOL

IMPRESSIVE PRIZES

STEM Tools, Amazon Gift Cards, T-Shirts, & More for every finalist!  

REAL-LIFE SKILLS

Use problem solving, perseverance, and persuasion to truly  succeed in this contest & beyond!

A DIGITAL EXPERINCE

With a NEW digital submission, submitting your projects is easier than ever! 

INSPIRE INNOVATION

Edison didn't only create inventions but value...you can do that too! 

CONTEST TIMELINE

Registration for the 2020 contest has ended. Here's what comes next:

Teams should be working diligently towards their final submission deadline (Extended to April 30):

JAN

NOV

NOV

JAN

1

APR

30

MAY

13

JAN

30

MAY

6

DEC

1

Early

Registration

Work On

Your Project

Finalists Announced

Registration Ends

Regular Registration

Begins

ALL PROJECTS

DUE

Final Pitch

Event

Enjoy our 

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

When Thomas Edison created his invention factory concept he used a team-based, integrated or interdisciplinary, head and hands, approach to new product development— exactly what we recognize today as STEM. As the original “STEM-meister," he also used outside of the box thinking  and perseverance to be propel his success. Over a few months, this contest will help student teams use that same formula for success!

Meet the 2020 Finalists!

Thomas Edison would be proud!

PARTNERS

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