Innovation Towards the Future

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

 
The Wall of Ideas

"While students may be 20% of our population, they are 100% of our future."

Richard Riley

 

Our Mission

We live in a rapidly changing global community, and students are becoming more venturous than ever. Our mission is to inspire young people to come up with creative ideas and to construct a better future through various displays and competitions.

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New Event!

Versatile Vehicles Competition

(Compete virtually!)

(No submission fees)

The deadline for submissions is Aug.15, 2021.

List of Items

  • Cardboard

  • Wood

  • Metal Parts (Axles, Nails, Screws, Bolts, Washers, etc.)

  • PVC Pipes

  • Paper, Cardstock, etc.

  • Plastic Containers, Bottle Caps, Plastic Bottles, Plastic Bags, etc.

  • Pencils, Pens, etc.

  • Adhesives (Tape, Duct Tape, Glue, etc.)

  • Toothpicks, Popsicle Sticks, Skewers

  • Balloons, Rubber Bands, Timing Belts, etc.

  • Foam, Felt, Vinyl

  • Clay, Play-doh

  • Electronics and Mechanical Components (Motors, Gears, LEDs, etc.) 

  • Lego Parts

  • Pool Noodles

  • Cloth, String

  • Acrylic Tubes, Syringes

  • Utensils

  • Paint, Acrylic Paint, Spray Paint

  • Acrylics, Glass

  • Straws

  • You may use materials other than the ones listed, however please do not include any materials or power options that are unsafe, toxic, or potentially harmful (fires, gas, asbestos, alcohol)

Prompt

William the Wizard wants to get to the beach, but there is a respiratory disease that can easily spread from person to person. He can’t take public transportation such as the train or bus to get there. He doesn’t have a car. How can he get to the beach safely without being in contact with other people? Pick materials from the provided list to build a vehicle of any type (water, air, land) to get him there! Afterward, create a video explaining to William how your vehicle works and how you built it.

Rules***

  • Vehicles will have to travel 2 yards by themselves.

  • Vehicles must be at least 6” x 8”

  • You may work by yourself or with a team.

  • Create a diagram with labels or a short description of your vehicle, as well as a short video demonstrating your vehicle. These will be submitted into the form.

  • When recording your demonstration, please label the starting line and two yard mark with a clearly visible line (you can use marker, masking tape, etc.).

  • The vehicle may be of any size.

  • The vehicle will have to propel itself (all power/energy must be contained within the car once it begins to move).

  • If a vehicle contains lego components, those components should not compose the entire vehicle. 

  • If a vehicle contains non-decorative electronic parts or multiple non-decorative mechanical parts, the vehicle must move on it’s own.

  • Do not submit a pre-built vehicle or vehicle kit.

  • Do not plagiarize other sources in building your vehicle.

  • If you are able to ride on your vehicle, you get EXTRA creativity points!

  • Creativity will be more important than functionality, although a working vehicle will score higher than one of the same non-working quality.

  • Building common forms of transportation seen today will result in a loss of creativity points.

  • More creativity points will be scored if your vehicle is able to traverse at least two of the following elements (water, air, land)

Scoring

  • Creativity: 75%

    • Originality: 25%

    • Creative use of materials: 50%

  • Functionality: 20%

  • Style: 5%

Announcement of Winners

​Winners will be announced by Aug. 31,  2021. Awards will be distributed afterwards.

Prizes & Recognition

​Trophy and prize ($50 gift card) will be awarded to the first place winner.

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Make sure you have followed all of the rules before submitting!