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 2020 Finalists!
----US Nationals Winner---- Top Kindergartener WNYIC- K-3 Inventor of the Year
Owen Thomas- West Street Elementary School
----US Nationals Finalist---- WNYIC- 4th-8th Grade Inventor of the Year
8th Grade
Brendan & Patrick McNaughton- Lasalle Institute
----US Nationals Finalist---- WNYIC- 4th-8th Grade- 2nd Place
4th Grade
Makayla Wilkins- Edison Elementary School
----US Nationals Finalist---- WNYIC- 4th-8th Grade- Tied for 3rd
4th Grade
Chloe March- Colonial Village Elementary School
----US Nationals Finalist---- WNYIC- 4th-8th Grade- Tied for 3rd
6th & 7th Grade
Timothy Johansen & Dominic Blackstone- Rivendell Raptors
WNYIC- K-3rd Category- 2nd Place
3rd Grade
Harper Werth- West Street Elementary School
WNYIC- K-3rd Category- 3rd Place
3rd Grade
Remzi Yates- Colonial Village Elementary School
WNYIC- Most Fashionable Product
4th Grade
Amelia Lyons- PS 64 Frederick Law Olmsted
WNYIC- Best Lifesaving Product
5th Grade
Christopher Pappal- Colonial Village Elementary School
WNYIC- Best Invention Process
5th Grade
Gracie Bell- West Street Elementary School
WNYIC- Best Universal Product
4th Grade
Oriana Landrigan-Fragoso- Franklin Elementary School
WNYIC- Best Cooking Product
4th Grade
Colin Delmar- Hoover Elementary School
WNYIC- Best Safety Product
2nd Grade
Tori Watson- Colonial Village Elementary School
7th Grade
Lasalle Institute
WNYIC- Best Product Name
2nd Grade
Riley Hutchins- St. Louis School
WNYIC- Most Visionary
4th Grade
Max Carter- Edison Elementary School
WNYIC- Best Sports Product
3rd Grade
Ashlyn Connor- Regan Intermediate School
2021 Invention Process Schedule

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
Invention Process

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

WNY Invention Convention Schedule
Registration Opens

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WNY Invention Convention Schedule
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
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
National Invention Convention Online Awards Ceremony

Plan a Watch Party! Info to come!

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