Inventive Kids Creating a Bright Future

Our mission is to develop and enhance creative thinking and problem-solving skills in children in grades K-8 through the processes of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship- while encouraging interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
We are proud to provide a forum that encourages creative and critical thinking, trains educators to pass on these skills, and showcases the rich creativity of the youth in our community at our annual event. WNY Invention Convention celebrates young inventors from public, private, and charter schools as well as home schools and Scout troops.

The effort spent on research, brainstorming, and model-making shows in each inventor’s amazing displays. Even more powerful is the sense of pride seen on each face and heard in every conversation.

Remarkable innovation is shown when students pair their creativity skills with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) as they develop solutions to challenges that they've encountered in their daily lives.

The judging panels are made up of professionals from all over WNY. Judges represent many industries: Electronics, Healthcare, Consumer Products, Engineering, Law, Safety, Science, and more.

Congratulations to our 2021 Finalists!
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
US Nationals Finalist-4th-8th- Inventors of the Year
5th & 8th Grade
Josiah Sheldon & Timothy Johansen
Rivendell Study Center
Balance Retraining Rehab
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
US Nationals Finalist-K-3rd-Inventor of the Year
2nd Grade
Nora Radhakrishnan
West Street Elementary
Brilliant Safety Lights
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
US Nationals Finalist- 4th-8th- 2nd Place
7th Grade
Ava Vyas
Our Lady of Mercy
The Washy Bag
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
US Nationals Finalist- K-3rd- 2nd Place
3rd Grade
Adabelle Ross
School For Young Performers
Ballet Fun
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
US Nationals Finalist- 4th-8th- 3rd Place
4th Grade
Samuel Webster
Hoover Elementary
Football Line Projector
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
US Nationals Finalist- K-3rd- 3rd Place
3rd Grade
Sean Bartelo
Bartelo Homeschool
Seeing Stars Observatory
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Assistive Device Category Winner
6th Grade
Max Medakovich
City Honors
Peel n' See
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Clothing Category Winner
4th Grade
Abigail Carmichael
Edison Elementary
Non-dropping Baby Toy
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Games & Toys Category Winner
5th Grade
Nora White
Smallwood Elementary
Heatwave
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Home Improvement Category Winner
5th Grade
Alaria Tomidy & Madilyn Zambito
St. Joseph Regional
Practical Tactical Cleaning Shoes
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Personal Care Category Winner
4th Grade
Evelyn Newbigging
Edison Elementary
The Get Calm Bed
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Pet Care Category Winner
Grade 3
Paul Winters
St. Joseph Regional School
The Super Vest
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Safety Category Winner
Grade 7
Ryan Auger
LaSalle Institute
Blinky
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Sports Category Winner
Grade 5
Addison Yasses
St. Joseph Regional School
Chalk Dome
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Sustainability Category Winner
Grade 5
Brian Bartelo
Bartelo Homeschool
Recyclinator Planet Protectinator
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Technology Category Winner
Grade 4
Bella Thompson
Hoover Elementary
Car Scents
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
I Wish I Had That Award
Grade 4
Nathan Malecki
Franklin Elementary
Donut Delicious
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Edison Award
Grade 5
John Phillip
West Buffalo Charter School
Toothpaste Brusher 5000
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
WNY Winter Award
Grade 5
Brayden Irvin & Benjamin Landers
St. Joseph Regional School
Mailbox Heater
WNY Invention Convention Previous Winners
Director's Choice Award
Grade 5
Nayeli Agosto & Ariel Mostiller
West Buffalo Charter School
Vallora Website
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2021 Invention Process Schedule

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
ONGOING
Invention Process

Inventors research, create, test, an improve their Inventions then create a 4-6 minute video.

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
3/1/21
Registration Opens

Register at wnyinventionconvention.org/create-account/

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
4/23/21
Registration Closes

All materials must be uploaded by this time. Make sure to test your video link before uploading!

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
week of 5/3/21
Winners Invited to Nationals

The top winners will be invited to participate and register for the National Invention Convention's Virtual Awards Event.

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
5/14/21
WNYIC Online Award Ceremony

7pm on our Facebook page! Awards include up to 3 winners per grade level, 2 Young Inventor of the Year Awards, and 1 Director's Choice Award. All participants will be mailed a T-shirt, a Certificate and a gift. Plan a Watch Party!

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
6/24/21
National Invention Convention Online Awards Ceremony

Plan a Watch Party! Info to come!