Timeline

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    01/17

    Official Start

  • red_light

    03/27

    Submission Deadline

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    04/24

    Winners Announced

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    05/04

    ePals Choice Winner Announced

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Notify me when 2016 Invent It Challenge begins.
Join us in congratulating all the young inventors from around the world who created inventions that make the world a better place! From the hundreds of exceptional entries, a panel of ePals and Smithsonian judges present the 8 winners.

Thank you for selecting your favorite from among the winners!


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Individual Winners

Winner: Ages 5-7
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The Easy 2 Pack Tent

Jordan J., Age 7
Alabama , United States

25017 Votes
Winner: Ages 8-10
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Garden Tool: The Claw

Azure S., Age 9
New South Wales, Australia

739 Votes
Winner: Ages 11-13
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MudLite: Powered by Dirt

Ankush D., Age 13
Indiana, United States

454 Votes
Winner: Ages 14+
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A WARNING SYSTEM BASED ON SENSOR TECHNOLOGY AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS TO DETECT DISTRACTED DRIVING

Arjun D., Age 15
Indiana , United States

454 Votes

Team Winners

Winner: Ages 5-7
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The Bug Vacuum

Ellianna, Alina, Ethan
California, United States

194283 Votes
Winner: Ages 8-10
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The Water Life Pack

Danny, Sam, Taegan, Morrison, Jack, Molly, John, Lyla, Olivia, Amelia, Thomas, Jack, Quinn, Logan, Alex, Mary, Jason, Ryan
New Jersey, United States

330166 Votes
Winner: Ages 11-13
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A.N.A. (Autonomous Nurse Assistant)

Bhaskar, Joseph, Adalina, Alex, Rehan, Kareem, Kathleen, Addison, Joshua
Virginia, United States

20273 Votes
Winner: Ages 14+
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Bachi3D

John, Alexander
North Carolina , United States

12025 Votes