Event details

May 14th, 2021 WNY Invention Convention & Award Ceremony is an Online Event

Due to the unusual times we are experiencing, we’ve chosen to hold our event online for a second year- we want to showcase the effort of as many inventors as we can. Instead of presenting their inventions in person, our inventors will present their process and prototype in a 4-6 minute video. This video will be judged online by professionals in STEM fields from all over WNY. Our Judges are honored to be a part of this event, as they believe deeply in supporting inventors of all ages!

WNY Invention Convention and Goodwill Industries are happy to announce that young inventors can submit their inventions to the Original category or submit a re-purposed product for our Re-Invent challenge. Each school or program can submit up to 20 Inventions total.*

*For 2021, schools are encouraged, but not required, to have their own invention event before the student inventions are submitted.

Click HERE for the Presentation Guidelines and other important information.

Click here for the timeline of the event including where to register your Inventor and their Invention.

Our Award Ceremony will Also Be online
Host: Andy Parker, WKBW Ch. 7 Meteorologist and inventor of the Weather Machine (more info to come!)
He will feature student inventions on WKBW during his weather segment at a later date.


  • Up to 5 Inventors will be invited to participate in National Invention Convention (which will ALSO be an online event for 2021)
  • All students will be recognized & awarded for their effort
  • Special awards given in a variety of categories
  • Three 1 Week STEM-related Campership awards