Game & Invention Challenge

March 7, 2020

Deadline to register is January 31, 2020
Deadline to submit all entry materials is February 14, 2020

The purpose of this event is to inspire 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.

Award Categories

• Most Marketable Game Concept
• Most Creative Concept (for the younger ages)
• Most Outstanding Presentation
• Best Invention
• Best Solution for a problem that people experience
• Tech Center Challenge Winner

Registration Information

Registration DEADLINE is January 31, 2020. No registrations will be accepted after this date.

Deadline for complete submissions is 9:00 am February 14, 2020.  All materials are to be uploaded to the entry portal – no materials will be accepted after this date.

The Challenge is limited to 50 individuals or teams. Registration is based on a first-come first-served basis.

There is a $25 requested donation to help cover administrative costs when you participate in the Oakland County Game & Invention Challenge. If you are unable to contribute, please contact us.

Use the Design Guide as a reference to help imagine, design, test, and create your own toy or game invention. It is a great tool to assist in the design process.

​Want to share this information with your teacher or friends? Print our flier.

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


9:00 – 10:00 am Check-in and event set up
10:00 am Event introduction
10:30 am Project presentations and judging
12:00 pm Project open for public viewing & presentation
3:30 pm Awards Ceremony

What should I bring with me?

  • An adult!
  • Prototype of your toy or game
  • Log Book
  • Display Board
  • An inquisitive, supportive, positive attitude!