March 11, 2023


We are so excited to be bringing back this event in 2023!

The Game And Invention Challenge inspires students in grades 1-12 to use their creativity, critical thinking, and STEM skills to develop games, inventions, or solutions based on problems children/families face in their daily lives. Students will have a chance to demonstrate their games or inventions to a team of judges.

Registration is now open!

Get Help from Professionals
This year we will be offering a series of virtual meetings on Zoom to help teams prepare for the event. All will be recorded and posted to here to view afterwards if you are not able to join. You will have a chance to learn from experts and ask questions. We will also offer “office hours” after each presentation to offer additional help.

Date Topic Join/Watch
November 10, 2022 Ideation/Brainstorming Watch the recording
January 23, 2023; 6 PM How to Build a Good Project/Creating a Model Register to attend the Zoom
Making a Great Presentation Elementary/Middle School:

High School:

February 2, 2023; 6 PM

February 23, 2023; 6 PM

March 2, 2023, : 6 PM

Office Hours: get help with your project from our team! Register to attend the Zoom

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We need your support! Help us put on this amazing program by sponsoring an event that fosters the skills that future employers are looking for!

Your support of this event will help us to provide an exceptional experience for the students and their mentors, including items such as specialized registration software, electronic judging tools and structured feedback from the judges, participation awards for all students and awards for top entries, including a trip to the Chicago Game & Invention Fair for the Most Marketable Game Concept! Sponsorship opportunities start at $1,000.

Award Categories

• Most Marketable Game Concept – Two entries, including travel costs, to the Chicago Young Inventor’s Challenge will be awarded (Middle and High School)
• Most Creative Concept (for the younger ages) – An ice cream party for the school of the winning team will be awarded (Elementary School)
• Most Outstanding Presentation – Two $1,000 prizes will be awarded (Middle and High School)
• Best Invention – Two $1,000 prizes will be awarded (Middle and High School)
• OSTC Challenge Winner – One $1,000 prize and a trophy will be awarded

​Other questions? Contact the Oakland Schools Education Foundation or by phone at 248.209.2434