Inventor’s Challenge 2021 – Official Rules & Guidelines

Participate in the Inventor’s Challenge

We designed the Inventor’s Challenge to provide an opportunity for kids, both in and outside of school, to engage in a creative process that both fosters 21st century skills and is rewarding and fun.

Creating and Submitting Your Video

Here are instructions for how to create and submit a video for the contest portion of the Inventor’s Challenge. All videos will be featured on’s YouTube Channel!

• Register your challenge at
• Choose one invention you want to showcase in each video
• What to include in your video:
• What’s the name of your invention?
• What problem does it solve?
• What does your invention do?
• What inspired you to create your invention?
• Who does your invention help?
• Did you run into any challenges? How did you overcome them?
• Share your ideas, sketches, and prototypes.
• Recommended length: 3 minutes or less
• Set the video in a quiet location with good lighting and a non-distracting background
• Mention the Inventor’s Challenge, and AT&T Aspire in your video
• Video must be your own original work
• You will receive a link to a form to complete, IF you have registered at
• Children and other legal dependents of current AT&T employees are not eligible for any prizes.
All entries must be in by December 15, 2021 11:59pm PST

Judging Criteria

All videos will be judged based on the following criteria: originality, level of inspiration and overall creativity. Judging will be conducted by a panel of Imagination and Two Bit Circus Foundation employees. The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and pick a winner for each category.

Originality: Entries must give an indication of being one-of-a-kind, new, fresh in some demonstrable way. They may draw inspiration or derive from objects that already exist; but they would be an iteration or improvement that is unique.

Usefulness: Entries should be clearly inspired by an interest in solving a problem identified locally or in one’s immediate community. Judges will look for inventions that demonstrate the potential to make a positive difference in the lives of others. The intent behind the design and the benefit of using the invention should be detailed in the video.

Creativity of Design & Presentation: Overall, your invention should be unique, clever, useful, well-designed, and smartly presented. Rehearse and possibly even script your presentation in order to make your video clear and engaging. The video will be included in the judging process, so practice and make sure it is a creative, accurate reflection of your amazing invention. Judging will be conducted by and AT&T. The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and award one winner for each category.