Bright Spark Invention Challenge is a 30-day innovation competition open to 4th grade up to college-level students.

Students are challenged to create a new service or product that solves an existing problem. To showcase the invention prototypes, students generate 90-second pitch videos introducing what they've designed. The public voting on pitch videos determined the finalists and a judging panel consisting of industry and education leaders will select winners from the finalists.



This year’s winners

Winners were announced at the Invention Challenge Awards Program on October 23, 2019. Watch the program. The Young Innovator Award was presented by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.

Best Overall Elementary - Westwood Elementary School | Neon Book Light

Best Overall Middle - River Trail Middle School | Rain Gutter for Electricity & Fresh Water

Best Overall High - John’s Creek High School | Independence 1000

Best Originality - Westwood Elementary School | Connect-A-Pillow

Best Prototype - Johns Creek High School | Life Protector

Young Innovator Award - East Lake Academy of Fine Arts | Imperium

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Awards and prizes

The awards included best overall in each category of Elementary, Middle and High School. Each winning team received a certificate, a verified digital badge, and a $100 gift card.

The winners were announced at the Bright Spark Invention Challenge Awards program on October 23rd, 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET at The Signal. The event was held in conjunction with the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Innovation Awards.

Interested in more Bright Spark Competitions?


Design Competition

Register by December 14 to participate


Student teams compete to solve a real-world challenge by applying design thinking.

Sprintbase School Challenge

Registration open now until March 15, 2020

During the Sprintbase School Challenge, schools will create their own specific school-based challenge and form teams around it using the virtual design-thinking platform, Sprintbase.

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View last years submissions

See what was submitted for the Bright Spark Invention Challenge last year

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