Youth Innovation Challenge

October 20

Now in its second year, the Youth Innovation Challenge is an experiential learning opportunity for student teams, at both high-school and college levels, to advance modern solutions to today’s real-world problems and compete for scholarship and cash prizes.

High School Teams - Apply Here

College Teams - Apply Here

Join us on October 20 at 10:20 am MT and watch the unveiling of the problem statements you can solve!

Deadline to submit videos is November 19 at 11:59p MT.
Winners will be announced on December 15.

The Innovation Challenge is a learning opportunity and contest for high school and college students to team up and propose solutions for real-world problems that face Idaho’s future. Student teams will learn strategic communication and apply entrepreneurial concepts by ideating to solve one challenge offered by local leaders from real organizations, including Black Box VR, University of Idaho / Wells Fargo, City of Boise, Cradlepoint, Albertsons, and Clickbank.


Step 1: Organize into groups of 2 or 3 members.
Step 2: View all of the problem videos on this webpage.
Step 3: Select a problem video your team would like to solve. Teams are only eligible to pick ONE problem video for consideration.
Step 4: Research and develop an understanding of the problem (estimate 3-5 hours).
Step 5: Brainstorm and whiteboard a solution.
Step 6: Develop a presentation that clearly articulates your research and solution. All team members must be included in the presentation to be eligible for prizes.
Step 7: Record a 8- to 12-minute video of your presentation.
Step 8: Submit your video using Google Forms, below.


College and High School students will be judged in separate categories and prizes will be awarded as follows:
(1) High School team will be awarded $3,000 per team for future scholarship to higher education.
(1) Winning high school will be awarded $1,000
(1) College team will receive a $3,000 cash prize.

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