NFTE’s World Series of Innovation is a global, online competition that invites young people (ages 13-24) to submit innovative ideas that address some of the biggest challenges facing humanity today and help advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The best idea submitted in each challenge category wins an $1800 cash prize. Two runners up each receive a $300 cash prize.
Young innovators from across the globe enter the competition every fall and compete for cash prizes. Young people can compete solo or invite friends to join them and compete in small teams. Some teams are independent, some are affiliated with schools or youth development organizations, and some undertake a challenge as a guided classroom project. Educators who are interested in using the World Series of Innovation in the classroom or encouraging student participation as an extracurricular enrichment opportunity can access a robust toolkit that provides additional resources for students and teachers.
The submission period for the Fall 2019 challenge series is now closed, but you can learn more about the challenges at innovation.nfte.com. Winners will be announced March 30, 2020 – and whole NEW set of challenges will launch September 15, 2020.
Winners in the current challenge cycle will be announced March 30, 2020, and a whole new set of challenges launches September 15, 2020.