Innovation Towards the Future

A nonprofit organization


"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 new ideas and to create a better future through various displays and competitions.


Virtual Competitions

(The submission deadline is March 31, 2021)


Creative Cooking Competition

Here, you can turn your scrumptious fantasies into reality! You can experiment around with novel ingredients to create a new level of mouth-watering food such as Snoop Dog's famous potato chip chicken and The Game's inventive Taki grilled cheese to share it with others so they can share the yumminess!

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Creative Face Mask Design Contest

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, face masks have become an essential everyday item. Nowadays, the iconic light blue mask has been recognized as a symbol of these hard times. However, in this competition, you can put whatever spin you want on a mask! Create tie-dye masks, windowed masks, patterned masks and more, then share it with others to create an impact!


Creative Problem Solving Tournament

Is there any problem in your community that your inner creativity is itching to solve? Here, you can let it loose! Solve problems that you are aware of technology, environment, transportation, recreation, and so on to make the world a better place to live!

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5-Minute Skit Contest

Do you have any funny, dramatic, sorrowful, or blithe stories to tell the world? Here, you can compose and act out your very own 5-minute skit! Include the most bizarre characters, fantastical props, and exhilarating plots, then share it with others!

Programming Console


Got some great ideas for a game but can't visualize them? Then design them yourself and maybe even get a reward for doing it! Here, you can design, code, and create your own programmed games! Create boss battles, crazy weapons, and cool characters!


Animation Competition

If you find yourself watching Adventure Time with the thought: "I wish this could be in there", come to this competition! Here, you can design and code your very own animation! Bring your ideas to reality! Create team fights, tragic fish love stories, a seaweed's quest to find sushi, and more!


Music Composition Competition

Have you heard some good music and thought, "I want to make something like that."? Well, in this competition, you can do just that, and you might win something. Use anything from rulers, pots, Soundtrap, and more!


Recyclable Materials Fashion Design Contest

Are you hoping to help the environment? Or thinking about the creative ways you can repurpose materials that would normally be discarded? Here, you can transform one-use items such as paper plates, paper tissues, newspapers, plastic utensils, and even toilet paper rolls into intricate accessories and clothing.


Entry Guidelines for Competitions

Entry Deadline:

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2021.

General Guidelines:

  1. Complete and submit an online Entry Form for the competitions.

  2. This competition is available to grades 6-12. The participants will be divided into middle school and high school.

  3. Everyone can participate in one or more entries for one or more competitions.

  4. A fee is required. $5 will be charged for one entry and $8 will be charged for multiple entries.

  5. Review each category and ensure that the content meets the qualifications for the category or categories in which it is being submitted.

  6. Content not appropriate to the category or categories may be disqualified from the competitions.

  7. Once submitted, there are no refunds.


All categories will be judged by professionals invited by Innovation Towards the Future.

Announcement of Winners

Winners will be announced by May 15,  2021. Awards distribution will be arranged at that time.

Prizes & Recognition

  1. Trophies and prizes are awarded per category as: 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place.

  2. At the discretion of the judges, Honorable Mentions may also be named for individual categories. Honorable Mentions will receive a certificate.

  3. All winners’ work will be displayed on the “Winners” page.

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