Young Inventors Competition
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Throughout his lifetime Antonio Meucci was responsible for many inventions, improvements, and ideas. These innovations included smokeless candles, a tea and coffee filtering system, oil/kerosene lamps, and most notably, the telephone.
In keeping with the legacy of inventor Antonio Meucci (1808-1889), the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is pleased to announce the 2022 Young Inventors’ Competition. All finalists will be notified by May 25th, 2022 and The final competition will be held virtually on Saturday, June 4th, 2022.
The Young Inventors’ Competition is open to all students in grades 3 through 8 who attend either public or private school in New York City and Long Island. The contest invites students to present an original idea for a new invention or an improvement upon an existing one. The invention can be anything from a kitchen gadget to a machine.
Cash prizes will be awarded to individuals or groups for the best inventions.
3 first place winners will receive a cash prize of $250
3 second place winners will receive a cash prize of $150
3 third place winners will receive a cash prize of $75
The judges will be looking for:
- Simple, creative solutions to common problems
- An understanding of the scientific principles behind the invention. Scientific
principles can refer to any scientific theory. For example, the theory of evolution or theory of relativity.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no fee to enter the competition!
The deadline for entries is Friday, May 6, 2022